Food at Trinity Manor Care Home
Meet our Head Chef, Adam Kruszewski
I am very excited to have joined Trinity Manor. I am very proud to be working in such a stunning home.
I am extremely passionate about food and cooking; quality always comes first. We prepare and cook nutritious and tasty meals based on residents' individual preferences.
I have been with Barchester Healthcare since 2008 and I am fully trained through the Barchester Academy: the academy the academy that prepares top notch chefs.
It is essential that the people we supporting have access to healthy food at all times, so our fantastic catering team is always on hand to prepare tasty and nutritious cuisine. Our food is always be cooked to highest standard and with residents’ preferences always in mind. The importance of a balanced diet is never be forgotten here, and our varied menus have something for everyone to enjoy.
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'.