PARKHAVEN Trust Catering Team has been nominated for a National Care Home Catering Magazine Award.
The dedicated catering team at Parkhaven Trust, based in Maghull, not only plan, prepare and cook the meals for the residents and service users, they also assist and in some cases feed residents.
Many of Parkhaven Trust’s residents have complex needs and require that extra support at meal times.
To ensure resident’s safety and also to ensure mealtimes are more enjoyable, the catering team will join existing care staff and sit with and chat to residents.
A spokesperson said: “The Parkhaven Trust Catering Team regularly use special days such as birthdays and anniversary’s as well as themed days such as pancake day, fish and chip supper days, Halloween days as an excuse to cook special themed meals and make meal time extra special. This greatly contributes to the residents sense of wellbeing and positivity.
“The team fully understand the importance of good nutrition and hydration – to enable the residents to feel their best and get the best out of their day. These themed ‘party’ mealtimes involve catering teams, care teams and residents – creating a family atmosphere.
“All adding to the resident’s quality of life. They create a ‘buzz’ around mealtimes which helps encourage those with low appetites – but who need to eat more, to engage, join in and better enjoy their food.
“The Parkhaven Trust team work closely with local farmers and producers – they cook all the meals from scratch on site, using only the freshest seasonal produce.”
The awards winners will be announced via social media on November 12.