Fresh food and a fresh approach


Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|By Frank Hopkinson, owner and managing director of Hopkinson Catering| Eating has always been associated with important events, from birthdays and weddings to parties and anniversaries. For older people in care homes, mealtimes take on an even greater importance as for many residents, mealtimes become the focal point of their day. Owners, managers and staff of care homes carry a heavy responsibility to pay special attention to the food served to their residents ­ ensuring a nutritious and balanced diet, responding helpfully to residents¹ preferences and making mealtimes enjoyable. Hopkinson Catering has worked with Christian charity, Mission Care, to do just this by providing fresh food catering for its 200 residents for nearly three years. Hopkinson was also closely involved in the kitchen design and layout of the three dining rooms at Mission Care¹s new state-of-the-art 60-bed Greenhill care home in Bromley, Kent. Before talking about catering in care homes, it¹s important to understand how the nutriti





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