Hello, my name is Chris, and I have been working at Vecta since June 2018.
Before joining Vecta, I spent 10 years as the Head Chef at another care home, working closely with people living with dementia.
It is an age-old saying that ‘home is where the heart is’, and to me the heart of all homes should be the kitchen. The pattern of our life revolves around food and drink; it sustains, nurtures and brings us together as family, and friends. It marks times of celebration and significant events, reminding us of what is important in our life.
I enjoy spending time with residents, learning about their individual likes, dislikes and needs. This is their home and I try to create menus that respect this and involve them in this process as much as possible by recreating meals that they have come to love and food that they cherish.
Quality ingredients and presentation is essential; if something is to have value it should look good and reflect the care that has gone into its making.