Food at Oxford Beaumont Care Community
Meet our Head Chef, Roger Grimes
Our award-winning Head Chef, Roger, heads up a catering team whose soul ambition is to delight at every meal time with a tempting and delicious menu. Roger has been delivering 5-star dining to our home for over a decade.
Food and Nutrition at Oxford Beaumont
Our catering team at The Oxford Beaumont consists of experienced chefs who deliver only the best in nutritional and delicious food. Residents personal preferences are taken into account to create menus that appeal to all. They enjoy creating Birthday Cakes and buffets for special occasions throughout the year just to add to residents enjoyment. To get a flavour of the menu 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'.