Michelin recognised restaurant manager Arnaud Peccoux has been appointed Aura Care Living’s first hospitality director.
The 43-year-old trained under international chef and restaurateur Alain Ducasse before running successful restaurants in the South of France.
“We want to bring a five-star service to this industry,” said Arnaud. “I want to introduce modern service, providing an all-day menu for our residents using fresh ingredients; we even have plans to grow the produce with the help of the residents on our sites.”
Alain, who has previously run worked as a personal chef for a Hollywood star and hosted pop-up restaurants at the Cannes Film Festival, was appointed after meeting Aura CEO Linda Lloyd.
“This is a challenge I could not resist once I had spoken to Linda,” he said.
“I share her vision for revolutionising care. If you are used to high standards in your life, why should this change later in life?” Arnaud added.
Aura Care Living currently operates two sites – Kings Lodge, in Camberley (Surrey), which has been open since the summer of 2017 and Stratton Court in Cirencester, which is both a retirement village and nursing home. Stratton Court has an onsite restaurant, The Kensington Café Bar, which will also be open to the public as well as residents.
The luxury retirement provider was awarded second place in Knight Frank’s Luxury Care Home Awards for this year.