Avery is tops in food standards
Care home operator Avery Healthcare believes it may have achieved a sector first for a larger care provider by attaining a five-star rating from
environmental health officers for food standards in all of its more than 50 care facilities and senior living locations throughout the country.
Based purely on unannounced visits, a five star award from environmental health is the highest level achievable.
Avery says it has invested greatly in recent years with high quality commercial kitchens and recruiting well-qualified professional staff who they have continued to support and train further.
Group culinary manager for Avery, Simon Lawrence said a first-class hygiene and food safety culture had been developed alongside the quest for higher quality dining for the care sector.
“Avery chefs have also individually won awards for their expertise and dining development for the sector over the last few years, and are enthusiastic to be at the forefront of such progress and to lead their teams by example,” said Mr Lawrence.
“It is of paramount importance when working with vulnerable residents that a consistently high level of food hygiene and food safety is always maintained. This can only be delivered through great leadership and teamwork from the head chefs, and a department well managed. They’ve all done a great job to achieve this.”