Chefs Sam Armstrong and Stuart Potter, who work at Heffle Court in Heathfield, have just been awarded their ‘Food in My World’ accreditation, after completing the specialist food training for residents living with dementia and or dysphagia.
Long-term dementia and dysphagia (D&D) can be a challenging environment for a chef. To be able to respond to and understand the challenges faced by residents our chefs undergo ‘Food in My World’ training. The training is accredited by City and Guilds and was developed by Steve Harding, our Regional Chef. Steve provides our hospitality teams and chefs with the skills and knowledge to stimulate senses and increase creativity in the cooking and presentation of food. This can provide a much improved dining experience for residents living with dementia and or dysphagia.
The training has developed Sam and Stuarts technical abilities and attention to detail in delivering and producing high quality food and drinks, that not only meet the nutritional requirements but which also meet the needs and expectations of Heffle Court’s residents. Food is balanced, colourful, and extremely tasty. A lot of consideration goes into its appropriateness for each resident, for example contrasts, textures, spacing, flavours, density, temperatures, consistencies, size and shape.
Congratulations to you both. We look forward to seeing the culinary delights that will be leaving the Heffle Court kitchens.
At Heffle Court, we provide specialist dementia care in a purpose built environment. We continuously improve the lives of our residents through offering wide ranging services, activities and events, both in and outside of the home involving members of our local community as often as possible.
If you would like to find out more about life at Heffle Court, please contact Debby Potter on 0808 223 5510 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.