Residents in 12 of RMBI Care Co.’s care homes are looking forward to an enhanced dining experience now that the provider – part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation which cares for older Freemasons and their families – has signed a five-year agreement with catering company White Oaks, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland.
Care Home Catering has been told the new service will include nutritionally analysed, balanced menus with seasonal produce. There will be improved supper choices with more variety, pictorial menus, home comforts and finger food available 24 hours a day. The enhanced service also benefits from new crockery, cutlery, glassware and table linen.
Catering staff will undergo training from both RMBI Care Co.’s Learning and Development team to ensure they are meeting the charity’s customer service standards and White Oaks, to provide an understanding of texture modified diets to support residents’ individual needs.
Karen Salley, Care Operations Director at RMBI Care Co., said: “Mealtimes are a really important part of the day in our care homes. It gives people the opportunity to socialise with friends and enjoy tasty, nutritional dishes. We want to enhance this experience as much as possible for our residents to ensure that they feel comfortable, relaxed and have a good variety of food options to choose from.”
Russell Blake, Business Director of Healthcare at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “We design our menus with chefs and our expert nutritionists to specifically cater for people living in care homes and meet their needs. We’re looking forward to working with the residents of RMBI Care Co. to ensure meal times are something that they look forward to, with fresh and great tasting meals.”