Care Chef of the Year Finalist

We are all absolutely delighted that Chris is one of 5 National finalists for Care Chef of the Year at the 2012 National Care Awards. What an achievement and much deserved as all the staff, residents and relatives at Valerie Manor agree! Please do have a look at the full nomination to see what we all had to say about him.

Chris spent a nervous day in Milton Keynes on Wednesday cooking a three course meal in front of the judges and was given 1.5hrs to undertake the task and it looked delicious!

We are all keeping our fingers crossed for the National Awards on the 23rd November where we will find out the results at the Gala awards night in London – Good luck Chris!

Here’s Chris’s delicious menu for judging day below…

Butternut squash and coconut soup
with chilli flatbread
Chicken, bacon and leek with smoked applewood cheese
in an open pie with a puff pastry top
Accompanied with a fresh vegetable medley
and creamed potatoes
Roast pears in cardamom and lemon butter
served with mascarpone and pecan nuts