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Puddings Fit for the Queen: Signature at Reigate Grange Wins Platinum Jubilee Competition

Jason Hall from the Catering team at Reigate Grange, a care home in Reigate, has won a companywide Signature Senior Lifestyle Competition for the best Platinum Jubilee Pudding.

Signature asked residents and staff – from each of their 36 residential care homes across London and the south east, – to submit sweet pudding recipes fit for Her Majesty the Queen, to mark her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Platinum Jubilee commemorates the Queen’s 70-year reign as the United Kingdom’s Monarch and Head of State, and is celebrated across the UK Commonwealth with thousands of events and festivities.

In total, 24 entries were submitted from colleagues and residents, before Chris Burdett, Group Food and Beverage Manager, and George O’Malley, Head of Customer Experience, announced Jason Hall as the winner for creating a show-stopping cake worthy of any Buckingham Palace banquet.

Jason’s four-tiered sponge cake embraced the patriotic colours of the United Kingdom and was topped with sliced strawberries. The judges also notably honoured a colleague at Signature at Camberley, who masterfully crafted a pillow cake with corgi dogs appropriately placed on top.

The competition forms part of the wide range of events organised by the in-house activity teams at Reigate Grange and other Signature Homes on a weekly basis, to enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of all the residents.

Chris Burdett, Group Food and Beverage Manager for Signature Senior Living, said:
“Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who took the time to make and submit such creative, attractive and delicious puddings. All of them hit the brief with great precision and made me proud to be British!

“We asked all entrants: ‘Can you make a pudding fit for the Queen?’. The answer was a resounding YES!”

Jason Hall, a Chef in the Catering Team at Signature at Reigate Grange, added:
“When you see the quality of the entrants across the entire business, I really am pleased to have been announced the winner. I have some incredibly talented colleagues, who work hard every day to provide the highest quality meals for our wonderful residents.

“At Reigate Grange, our food is always fit for Her Majesty – we would welcome her to try the menu any time!”





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