Belvoir Care Home in Widmerpool is celebrating after their chef won a top award at the Great East Midlands Care Awards.
Tina Stapleton won the Best Care Home Cook/Chef Award and was cheered on by colleagues as her award win was announced at the award’s gala evening at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. She will now go onto compete in the National finals on Friday 8th March 2019 at The International Conference Centre (ICC), Birmingham.
The Great East Midlands Care Awards is part of the Great British Care Awards, a series of 9 regional awards celebrating excellence across the care sector.
The purpose of the awards is to promote best practice within both home care and care homes sectors, and pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.
Tina said “I’m completely overwhelmed and delighted to have won. It’s fantastic to have been recognised for a job that I love and to be able to share this success with all of the residents and team at Belvoir Vale.
The Care Home Cook/Chef award recognises the ‘whole home approach’ to food and nutrition issues within the care home with key factors being:
• Providing a worthwhile Mealtime experience.
• Provision of a wide and varied menu, especially for those who need special menus
• Enhanced quality of life.
• Provision and promotion of healthy food choices.
• Maintenance of good standards of hygiene and environmental health.
• Contribution towards a sustainable environment.
• Adherence to CQC’s Outcome 5 Meeting Nutritional Needs
Tina was required to submit detailed evidence such as menus, training plans, photographs and supporting statements indicating the initiatives that have taken place to improve and enhance the mealtime experience.
Jo Widdowson, Manager at Belvoir Vale said “We could not be prouder of Tina, everyone at Belvoir Vale is delighted for her. We all know that the food prepared by Tina and the whole dinning experience at our home is exceptional and now Tina has an award that recognises her hard work. We are planning a celebration and perhaps Tina can put her feet up and we can cook for her for a change.”
Belvoir Vale is part of the Maria Mallaband Care Group, and an established and respected care home in Widmerpool, with an impressive CQC inspection history and 9.5 out of 10 review score on leading industry review site carehome.co.uk.