Head chefs at all Hadrian Healthcare Group’s care homes are now members of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC). This gives them access to specialist resources, guidance, events and training to share with their teams.
The luxury elderly care provider has previously carried out research with Northumbria University to optimise its homes’ seasonal menus for nutrition and hydration, and Hadrian Healthcare chefs have won the NACC Care Cook of the Year competition three times.
Karen Brimble, operations manager for Hadrian Healthcare Group said: “Food is a key part of our approach to personalised care for each of our residents. We take food preparation and presentation seriously because we know that having the right foods can improve someone’s health and in turn their lifestyle. Our catering teams work hard every day to provide tasty and attractive food to restaurant standard whilst meeting many special dietary requirements.
“Some of our staff were members of NACC previously and we have seen the benefits that membership brings. These benefits are now group wide and we’re excited to be part of NACC, helping to raise the profile of care catering.”
Neel Radia, chair of the National Association of Care Catering, said: “We are thrilled to welcome all Hadrian Healthcare homes as members of the NACC. The NACC is dedicated to supporting its members with the right advice and guidance to ensure the lives of those entrusted to their care are enriched through access to good nutrition and hydration and a dignified approach to dining.
“By giving each of their homes access to the benefits NACC membership provides, Hadrian Healthcare are empowering chefs and care staff on the frontline with the latest advice and tools to ensure continued excellence in care catering provision. This action will certainly have an incredibly positive impact on employee development and the enjoyment and wellbeing of residents, and is to be applauded.”