At Anchor, we take great pride in the range of high quality, seasonally focused, and nutritionally balanced meals our chefs make available to customers on a daily basis.
The meals served across our care homes are created not just with a deep understanding of each resident’s specific needs, but with an awareness of important personal role food plays in all our lives.
After all, we all know that when it comes to food, individual tastes and preferences are everything. That’s why in all our homes, our catering teams make an effort to get out of the kitchen and speak to the people they cook for on a daily basis. We all have strong memories associated with certain recipes, foods, specific meals, and for our chefs, it’s important that the food they serve isn’t anonymous.
Every plate tells a story
By engaging with residents, finding out about their likes and dislikes, and discovering more and more about the people they cook for, Anchor chefs make sure that every meal they serve comes with a personal touch.
To find out more about how our chefs deliver a person-centred approach to cooking, we went to our Dawson Lodge and Manor Court care homes and talked to chef managers Verity and Simon about the recipes they love to cook, and that their residents love to eat. We also spoke to residents Betty and Carol, whose stories illustrate that something as seemingly humble as cooking and sharing with others can actually leave a long lasting impact.
Meet our chefs and residents, and find four recipes from Simon and Verity below.