Luxury care home provider Oakland Care has launched a new set of signature-style menus in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Tim Allen.
The new dishes, which are made with fine dining techniques and fresh produce, will be served in all six of the group’s homes in the south of England.
Allen worked closely with Spiros Ragavelas, Oakland Care’s executive chef, to develop the dishes, and also led a training session where chefs were given instructions on how to prepare them.
Allen said: “With no prior knowledge of what care home dining teams can deliver, I didn’t know what to expect when I started this journey with Spiros and his team. However, I was thrilled to see the dedication and ability displayed by Oakland Care’s chefs, who have shown that anything is possible if you have the right attitude.
“What will stay with me is the unique environment that has been created at Oakland Care. Every team member I spoke to was enthused by their roles and they have established a family environment that was a delight to be around.”
Ragavelas added: “Working with Tim has been an immensely rewarding experience. His expertise has raised the bar of what is possible within care home dining and it has been a privilege to have worked so closely with a world-renowned chef.”