Food at Werrington Lodge Care Home
Food and Nutrition at Werrington Lodge
Our catering team at Werrington Lodge offer a varied tasty menu to suit our residents' dietary requirements as well as an appetising selection of delicious cookies and biscuits. We are happy to cater for those special occasions and welcome you to celebrate them with us in our home. If there are any special dietary requests please just ask and we will be happy to oblige. For a taste of food in the home see our example menus below.
My name is Sharon and I am the Head Chef here at Werrington Lodge. I have worked at the home since 2011 and pride myself on preparing high quality food and seeing our residents enjoy the dishes that the team and myself create makes me very happy!
Our Hospitality team here at Werrington Lodge is committed to providing seasonal home cooked menus offering choice, nutrition and quality - including exciting menus to specific individual dietary needs and all appetites. The food we produce is hugely important to our residents which is why it is absolutely imperative that we always get their feedback and continuously meet the needs and nutritional quota of every single resident who chooses to make Werrington Lodge their home.
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'.