Christmas! Master Chef Round 2 and Activities

Venturi Healthcare recently held their second “Master Chef” style competition for the seven care homes within the group. As you will see from our previous news stories Victoria Care Home were victorious at the previous awards, taking the prize for best dish as such, they pulled out all the stops this time around to ensure they did not lose their crown!

This time the competition was slightly different, in that we also invited along the homes Activity Coordinators who were asked to create a Christmas table centre piece/decoration for the residents to enjoy whilst tucking in to their hearty Christmas meal. The chefs were tasked with serving up a delicious Christmas Day signature dish.

Entries were judged on presentation, taste, texture, imagination and creativity skills. The competition was fierce and the team of judges did deliberate for some time, they took in to account all aspects of the meals and table settings provided and concluded Kelly, our new Chef from Victoria Care Home to be the winner of the Christmas meal competition. As such, Victoria managed to keep their Master Chef crown for the second time!

Natasha, the Activity Coordinator table design was highly rated also, her design was created taking in to account the residents likes and dislikes whilst ensuring the Christmas spirit was all around! The whole creation had a warm, festive feel and will look delightful on the tables at Victoria Care home this Christmas time.

This initiative has encouraged both our Activity Coordinators and Chefs to share best practice and ideas with one another, promoting a wide range of options for the Residents.

Frank McGuinness, Director of Operations said:

The standard of food across the board was outstanding, however, Kelly excelled with her simple and tasty meal presented as it would be to her residents on Christmas Day! I am greatly impressed that this is the second time that Victoria Care Home has taken home the Master Chef trophy. Newly appointed, Activity Coordinator, Natasha produced, along with her family, an excellent table decoration which was the centre piece at the Christmas party.