Michelin Star Chef, Josh Eggleton, visited HC-One’s Amerind Grove in Bristol off the back of the inspiring Channel 4 project ‘The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes’ which brought together volunteers living with various forms of dementia to run a restaurant.
Bristol local, Josh Eggleton, created the show to encourage awareness and change public opinion about dementia and was invited to visit Amerind Grove care home to enjoy a meal with HC-One Residents living with the condition.
Josh’s visit provided a great opportunity for Residents to meet the TV star chef and share their experiences living at Amerind Grove.
One of Josh’s local restaurants, Salt and Malt, specialises in traditional fish and chips and other fresh seafood, meaning that the scheduled lunch for the day of fish and chips was perfect for the Chef to share some culinary wisdom.
The visit was also an opportunity for Josh to learn about how HC-One provides high-quality, kind and individually tailored care for people with late-stage dementia. This includes learning about HC-One’s Harmony Memory Care programme which is designed to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of Residents living with dementia. Harmony embraces dementia-friendly design, meaningful activity, clinical excellence, learning and leadership with the clear aim of improving the quality of life of Residents living with dementia.
Kathryn Marshalsea, Home Manager at Amerind Grove said:
“Our Residents and Colleagues had a wonderful time meeting Josh Eggleton. They really enjoyed speaking to Josh and hearing about his passion for improving awareness of dementia and changing perceptions about the condition.
“Josh also spent time with our Chefs, chatting about how we create an exciting and nutritionally balanced menu for our Residents and sharing with us some top tips that he has learnt during his career so far running his Michelin Star rated restaurants.”
Grant Pullen, HC-One’s Hospitality Specialist said:
“It has been fantastic to have the support of Unilever to bring Josh into the home for what was a great day.
“Amerind Grove’s Head Chef, Nick Grant, taught Josh a lot about how we cater for to Residents who have complex needs, especially when it comes to the food they can eat, and it was a lovely experience for all.”