Country Court Chef wins Care Home Chef Award
Chef Manager Chris Beeby has been crowned winner of the Care Home Chef Award at East of England GB Care Awards
Country Court has announced that Chef Manager Chris Beeby, has been crowned winner of the Care Home Chef Award at the East of England GB Care Awards. The awards ceremony was held at the Milton Keynes Dons stadium in November. Winners of each category now go through to the National Great British Care Awards Finals in March 2024.
Commenting on Chris’ win, the judgescommented: “Passionate about his role, Chris understands the importance of nutritional and well-balanced meals and ensures that the meals provided to residents are appealing while following all relevant dietary guidance.”
The Care Home Chef award recognises the ‘whole home approach’ to food and nutrition issues within the care home, providing recognition to the catering and care staff and nutrition-related activities in the home.
Chris says, "I’m surprised and delighted to win this award. I started out as a chef at 16 years old, so that will be 27 years ago! I worked at hotels across Peterborough and Market Deeping, then made the move to the care industry. I joined Country Court at Rose Lodge Care Home in Market Deeping in 2018, I then moved to Castor Lodge Care Home near Peterborough in October 2022. I love my job at Castor Lodge, no two days are the same. From private dining menus for special family occasions to individual requests from residents with special diets, there is always a new challenge.”
“We are delighted that Chris has been recognised at the GB Care Awards,” says Anwar Kajee Director of Hospitality at Country Court. “Chris is clearly passionate about delivering the highest standards of dining for our residents. His dedication to raising standards of care home catering and providing our residents with the five-star food that they deserve makes him a worthy winner of this award.”
The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards is to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.