Steffi Pritchard

Food at Mount House and Severn View

Meet our Head Chef, Steffi Pritchard

Steffi has been working at the Mount House & Severn View since 2014 and was promoted to Head Chef in 2018. Steffi creates well-balanced and nutritional meals using locally sourced ingredients to provide a dining experience to remember for all residents and visitors. Steffi also holds nutritional meetings and tailors her daily menus to residents' preferences.

Food and Nutrition at Mount House and Severn View

Our Head Chef ensures that every meal is not only delicious, but also reflects each individual's likes, dislikes and dietary needs. Our aim is to prepare well-balanced and nutritional meals using locally sourced ingredients to provide a dining experience to remember for all residents and family members to enjoy. Please see below for a taste of the food we provide:

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Dietary requirements

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'.