Fine Dining in Brendoncare homes

Meal times are an important part of the day, and all of Brendoncare’s homes currently hold the Food Standards Agency’s top 5 star rating. The recent NAPA (National Activities Providers Association) Fine Dining Experience gave the chefs in each home the opportunity to pull out all the stops and put on an extra special meal for residents and guests.

We were delighted that three of our homes were shortlisted in various categories:

Brendoncare Chiltern View for the “Whole Home Approach” element, recognising the involvement of everyone in the home in hosting a lovely meal in a beautifully decorated dining room

Brendoncare Woodhayes for the final element, “The Fine Dining Experience”, which was took on the theme of a Caribbean Cruise, complete with a magician who performed tricks at tables

And Brendoncare The Old Parsonage, shortlisted in all six categories: “Grow Your Own”, “The Chef’s Masterpiece”, “Setting the Scene”, “Community Connections”, “Whole Home Approach” and “The Fine Dining Experience” for their “Royal Ascot” theme

Nick Gould, the chef from The Old Parsonage, has been invited to attend a Master Class with restaurateur Mark Sargent and Unilever Business Development Chief Paul Wright, at Unilever’s head office at the end of October. His buffet menu for the Royal Ascot day included South American style Roast Beef, Smoky Roast Chicken, Ginger and Grapefruit Glazed Gammon and a Herby Sweet Potato Salmon.

Everyone was asked to dress appropriately for a day at Ascot, with ladies all wearing hats or fascinators, and gentlemen all dressed in suits and ties. Food was served in the Langton Room to residents, staff, visitors and guests; those residents who preferred to eat in their own rooms had the same themed meal on a tray with their own name card and menu. The Ascot theme carried through to the entertainment, with a group called Bonnie Days bringing memorabilia and hats to encourage reminiscence about what going to the races was like.

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