An Ideal Carehomes chef has triumphed in the regional finals of the Great British Care Awards.
Chris Beech, chef at Newfield Lodge residential and dementia care home in Castleford, has won the Yorkshire Care Home Cook/Chef award at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
“I am speechless that I have won this award,” said Chris. “I love going into work every day and I always make time to have a chat with our residents. I know they appreciate everything I do but it is incredible to have this recognition too – it has given me the confidence to go to the finals in London and bring the national award home!”
Over 30 Ideal Carehomes’ staff have been shortlisted as finalists for the regional Great British Care Awards this year, including four other members of the care team at Newfield Lodge.
Home manager, Paula Mountjoy, who was also a finalist, said “We are all so pleased for Chris. The residents are always saying how good his food is, especially the cakes! Everyone is a winner in my eyes but Chris really does deserve this award.”
Having won the Regional Award, Chris now goes to the national finals in early 2017.
Newfield Lodge is operated by Ideal Carehomes and has 64 en-suite bedrooms. The home is committed to offering their residents aspirational lifestyle choices and an active social environment with events, trips and daily activities on offer.