Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Meet our Head Chef, Marcin Stepisiewicz

Marcin joined the team at Overslade House in 2015 as Head Chef. Previously he worked for the NHS, where he gained vast experience catering for various needs. Marcin has worked as a chef for 12 years in various kitchens, from small restaurants to large hotel chains, and he and his team offer an extensive and varied menu catering for all residents' needs. Marcin finds great enjoyment working at Overslade House and is always prepared for any special requests.

In his own time, Marcin enjoys visiting the gym and spending time with his young family.

Food and Nutrition at Overslade House

Our catering team at Overslade House is run by Marcin Stepisiewicz, Head Chef, with over 12 years experience of the catering industry. Marcin and his team of trained kitchen staff provide an extensive seasonal menu. Each meal is prepared with fresh, local produce and is home cooked. Our menu caters for each residents individual needs from vegetarian options, gluten free and pureed meals. We also offer home-made cakes and snacks throughout the day and enjoy surprising the residents on their birthdays with a home-made bespoke cake. For an example of the menus we serve, please see below.

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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'.

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