Country Range Group offers advice to care sector caterers

Country Range Group has launched the next in its series of menu solutions guides, with the latest brochure focusing on the challenging work of care sector caterers.

The publication is available via the group’s digital and social channels in addition to its members’ digital channels. 

The guide focuses on the various areas of food provision that a care caterer needs to consider. It includes advice from care caterers and experts from the National Association of Care Catering (NACC), in addition to providing menu inspiration through a selection of recipes. 

The sections of the guide are: 

Planning Your Plates: Focusing on all aspects of menu planning, including balancing calories and nutrients, plate presentation, the overall dining experience, and adapting dishes to the seasons.  

Nourishing Needs: Taking a closer look at the challenges chefs face on a daily basis in accommodating the dietary requirements of each individual. The four most significant considerations are looked at, including what caterers should be aware of and how to handle complexities.  

Time to Hydrate: Understanding the importance of keeping residents hydrated and how care operators can increase the opportunities for hydration throughout the day. 

Staying Active: Having a variety of activities and events for residents to take part in is an important part of a care home operation. This section shares some advice from the NACC and a calendar of key dates and events that can provide inspiration for theming activities and events. 

Keep it Clean: Looking at the importance of food hygiene standards in care home settings and how caterers can control the pathways in which residents receive food and reinforce practices to minimise contamination.  

Talking Tables: Taking care catering services to the next level: chefs from the sector offer advice. 

Emma Holden, Country Range Group marketing controller, commented: “Working in a care catering environment can be very challenging for chefs as not only do they have to worry about their residents enjoying their meals but they also need to ensure that what they produce is nutritionally balanced and tailored for each individual.

“This is on top of providing a variety of meals and snacks throughout the day, seven days a week, so it can be a bit challenging at the best of times. This guide aims to offer top tips and guidance on how they can navigate the sector and take their offering to the next level.” 

Tel: Country Range Group (0845) 209 3777

Published Date: April 23, 2021

Category: Wholesale Industry News