Award-Winning Chef is developing our menus at Brook House
Steve’s competition menu for the National Care Awards was made up of dysphagia dishes consisting of smoked haddock scotch egg, cloaked lamb cannon and a banana, parsley, walnut and lemon tart to finish.
The judges praised Steve’s initiative and creative approach to providing food for people living with dementia saying, “Steve displayed the knowledge required for working in these care homes. His innovative approach to catering for dysphagia was creatively displayed in his dynamic approach to addressing the needs of the residents.”
My Food in My World is a training programme which Steve helps to deliver, designed to inspire chefs to understand dementia friendly food. It is primarily focused on chefs/catering teams to enable them to have the necessary tools in adapting to the challenges faced by people living with dementia as well as motivating the learner to explore further their creative skills in providing meaningful mealtime experiences.
The core concepts of the training are based on understanding dementia and how this is related to food and drinks. The chefs will learn about preferences, routines, likes, dislikes, and how dementia can affect the perception of food. Food in My World will upskill colleagues across the hospitality team to stimulate senses and increase creativity in the cooking and presentation of food providing a much-improved dining experience for residents living with Dementia and or Dysphagia.
My Food in My World is accredited with The City & Guilds of London Institute – City & Guilds and fits under the Caring Homes Group ‘My World’ umbrella suite of training modules, with Serving Food in My World being trialed and Dysphagia Food in My World also being rolled out.