Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Meet our Head Chef, Kirk Bostic

Kirk and his team create a nutritious, variable and tasty menu in the home, catering for all types of palate. Ingredients are sourced locally for freshness and quality and with Kirk having a culinary arts background, and worked all over the world, he brings some great ideas and creativity to the team. What he loves about his job is being able to 'give something back' and help our residents with developing diets to suit and tempt them.

Food and Nutrition at our home

At the heart of our meals are fresh, seasonal ingredients that are bursting with flavour. Our food is cooked to the highest standard and we take great care to cater to the dietary requirements of everyone living here at the home. Residents may even discover a new favourite food or enjoy an old favourite prepared in a new and exciting way. We actively encourage loved ones to attend our mealtimes so that they can get a taste of what we offer. Please see below for more details:

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Dietary requirements

For residents that have difficulties in swallowing we modify the menu of the day so that is it a soft, palatable dish.  To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality and Chef Academy organises theory and practical workshops.  Working in partnership with Nutricia, our practical workshops involve all chefs and deputy managers learning about dysphagia and producing these modified menus. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare fork mashable and thick puree meals to the correct consistency, taste and presentation.  The deputy managers can then ensure all modified menus served are presented correctly for our residents.

Attracting top chefs

Our chefs are recruited on the basis of an interview with the regional hospitality support team and the manager for the home. Selection also involves a practical element where potential cooks are asked to cook for and meet a panel of people living in the home. Chefs take their job extremely seriously and our annual Chef competition sees our chefs battle it out in regional heats and then at a national final for the accolade of 'Barchester's Chef of the Year'.

What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

New care enquiries 01904 563 213

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01904 424 244

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1 Meadowbeck Close Osbaldwick York YO10 3SJ Get directions
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