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Our catering teams

Our catering teams

Care UK’s trained chefs combine creativity with an in-depth knowledge of nutrition for older people, including skills such as gluten-free baking, high-nutrient or calorific dishes, fragrant cooking and soft foods.

Playing their part

Our head chefs regularly meet with other managers. They are aware if a resident is losing or gaining significant amounts of weight and will work with care and clinical colleagues to resolve the issue.
If a resident is fond of a particular dish, they’ll make batches of that dish and freeze it, so the resident can enjoy it whenever they fancy.

Industry-leading training

Our catering teams receive regular training on a range of topics, including how to work with texture to modify food for residents who have dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) through to maximising flavour without adding salt, fortifying food to add calories, plus advanced baking.

Measuring success

As well as supporting staff to gain recognised NVQ qualifications in catering, Care UK holds a Chef of the Year competition each year to encourage innovation and excellence, and our head chefs enter regional and national competitions to showcase their skills.

In 2016, two Care UK chefs reached the regional semi-finals of the prestigious Care Cook of the Year competition, run by the National Association of Care Catering. Read more.

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Care UK teams set a new record for their fundraising for Children in Need

Care UK teams set a new record for their fundraising for Children in Need

April 10 2017

Care UK teams across the country have broken their own fundraising record for the most recent Children in Need campaign, with news that their efforts have been topped up with a £2,000 match-funding cheque from the charitable donation scheme the provider offers.

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Heather View resident revisits her hay-day

Heather View resident revisits her hay-day

April 5 2017

A Heather View resident was given the chance to reconnect with her lifelong hobby when she visited a local stables.

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Eight Care UK care homes win approval of national care inspectors

Eight Care UK care homes win approval of national care inspectors

March 31 2017

A national care watchdog has given eight Care UK care homes the seal of approval.

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