Food at Tandridge Heights Care Home
Meet our Head Chef, Jane Clark
Jane has been at Tandridge Heights since January 2012. She provides our home with tasty and nutritious food, and is able to cater to individual dietary requirements.
Food and Nutrition at Tandridge Heights
Our catering team at Tandridge Heights consists of experienced chefs who offer only the best in nutritional and delicious food, and which reflects the individual tastes and dietary needs of people living at the home. Residents here at the home help design our menus, so that we can guarantee that our food is prepared specifically with their tastes in mind. Please see below for a sample of our food:
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'.