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Worcester chef cooks up a storm in national competition

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Care UK’s Worcester care home, Perry Manor, is celebrating after it was announced that a team member has reached the semi-finals of Care UK’s Chef of the Year competition.

Peter McGregor, chef at Perry Manor, competed against the culinary talents of chefs from around the country to secure his place in the second round of the competition.

Round one saw Peter challenged to prepare a two-course lunch in 90 minutes, while ensuring that the menu was seasonal and already a favourite with residents.

For the first course, Peter prepared a chicken breast with a parsley crumb and a selection of vegetables. This was followed by lemon tart with Worcestershire strawberries. The meal was tasted by four judges including a regional director, a hotel services manager and two residents, and judged on originality, presentation, taste, nutrition and menu design.

Commenting on his success in round one, Peter said: “I’m thrilled to have made it to the semi-finals. The level of skill and creativity from the other chefs was really high, but I was confident that the dishes I cooked would be received well by the judges because they are always enjoyed by the residents of Perry Manor.”

Mike Dearn, home manager at Perry Manor, said: “The Chef of the Year competition is a brilliant opportunity for the chefs at Care UK to show their talent and expertise. It’s great that Peter’s cookery skills have been recognised and we are all eagerly awaiting the semi-finals where I’m sure he will see further success.”

The semi-finals, which will take place in September, will see 12 chefs compete for just four places in the final of Care UK’s Chef of the Year.

Situated on Charles Hastings Way, Perry Manor is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable its residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hairdressers, and there is plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.

For further information about Perry Manor please contact customer relations manager Ben Walker, by emailing or telephone 0333 321 1925. 

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Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 1ET

Perry Manor

CQC Rating: Outstanding
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

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