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Hallmark Care Homes’ Executive Chef scoops gold Wales Care Award

22 November 2017

Hallmark Care Homes’ Executive Chef scoops gold Wales Care Award

A team member at our Central Support office in Billericay has won a prestigious award for his food provision.

Executive Chef, Brian Lane who supports all 16 of our homes was awarded the gold ‘Excellence in Catering in Care’ title at the recent Wales Care Awards.

The glittering awards, first established in 2003 by the Care Forum Wales, seek to reward the champions in the sector and raise public awareness of the vital contribution made by the social care workforce.

Brian said: “It’s nice to be recognised and appreciated for my food delivery in the region.

“I feel that since I have come on board at Hallmark, the team have taken on my comments and the food has improved which is great to see.”

A panel of judges interviewed Brian last month along with two other entrants from each category before coming to their decision.

Entrants were judged on their hands on approach in catering, and their motivation to meet the needs of each individual resident.

For the ‘Excellence in Catering in Care’ category finalists also had to prepare a dish from one of their current menus for the judges.

Hallmark care home employees; Hannah Leggat, Ashden Prance-Bowen, Carys Davis, Karen Beech and Karen Wilcox-George were also recognised at this year’s finals for their outstanding care narrowly missing out on a gold award.

Hannah Leggat, Ashden Prance-Bowen, Carys Davis and Karen Wilcox-George from Shire Hall and Greenhill Manor were awarded silver for the ‘Nurse of the Year’ ‘Exceptional Newcomer’ ‘Excellence in Catering in Care’, and the ‘Excellence in Palliative and End of Life Care’ categories.  Meanwhile, Karen Beech from Greenhill Manor was awarded bronze for the ‘Leadership and Management in Residential Care Service’ category.

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