A packed programme at the Care Home and Hospital Catering Forum on 29th November culminated in the presentation of the inaugural Care Home Catering Awards.
The finalists in each of the four categories were in the audience for the one-day forum which, entitled The Power of Food, examined the vital role good nutrition and hydration plays in the health, recovery and wellbeing of vulnerable individuals in a care setting.
The Care Home Catering Awards were introduced to celebrate the good work that is being done in care homes up and down the country to personalise nutritional care, and to recognise and reward those teams and individuals who are literally making the difference between life and death, day in day out, and giving their residents an outstanding mealtime experience.
The judges’ job was a hard one, but out of the many nominations received the following entrants stood out from the crowd and were presented with their award and winner’s certificate by Scott Mireylees, Senior National Account Manager of Awards sponsor Kerrymaid.
Catering Team of the Year
Winner: Sunrise of Eastbourne
Sodexo Healthcare at Cross and Passion Convent
TLC Care’s Cooperscroft Care Home
Independent Care Home Caterer of the Year
Winner: Lis Abel, Thorngate Churcher Trust
Adam Hards, Alfriston Court
Anthony Newton, Primrose Bank Care Home
Group Care Home Caterer of the Year
Winner: Jon Bicknell, Care UK
David Richards, Four Seasons Health Care
Adrian Silaghi, Nellsar (Princess Christian Care Centre)
Above & Beyond Special Award
Winner: Louise Baker, HC-One’s Roxburgh House Care Home
David Blackwood, Meallmore
Laura Fielding, Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home