Care home giant Avery Healthcare has achieved five-star food safety ratings for all of its 50 locations.
Environmental Health Officers (EHO), the body responsible for carrying out measures for protecting public health, awarded each of the homes the star ratings. The judging system is based purely on unannounced visits.
Avery has made substantial investments into commercial kitchens and recruiting well-qualified professional staff over the last few years.
Lead by Group Culinary Manager for Avery, Simon Lawrence, a first-class hygiene and food safety culture has 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.
Lawrence said: “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.”