Food at Moreton Hill Care Home
Meet our Head Chef, Stuart Shute
Hello I am Stuart and I joined Moreton Hill in 2021 as Head Chef. I have enjoyed spending time enhancing the food and beverage offering, working with residents to create new menus. I am always happy to cater for individual needs and tastes. I also enjoy working with the activities team to plan the catering for events. There is always a warm welcome in our cafe with a range of drinks and a different home made cake daily.
Fresh and tasty
Our catering team at Moreton Hill Care Home consists of experienced chefs who offer only the best in nutritional and delicious food, which reflects the individual tastes and dietary requirements of people living at the home. To get a flavour of the menus we serve here, please see the examples below.
For residents who have difficulties swallowing, we modify the menu of the day so that the dishes are more palatable for them. To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality team and our Chef Academy organise theory and practical workshops. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare tasty, modified meals safely and according to IDDSI frame work. This encourages residents to eat and enjoy their food. All our chefs have been trained in IDDSI food descriptors.
Attracting top chefs
Our chefs are recruited on the basis of an interview with the regional hospitality support team and the manager of the home. Selection also involves a practical element, where potential chefs are asked to cook for and meet a panel of people living in the home. Chefs take their job extremely seriously and the annual Barchester 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'.