The head chef from Perry Manor care home in Worcester has been named as chef of the year at Care UK group’s annual Residential Care Services Stars Awards.
Head chef Peter McGregor beat off competition from chefs at 114 Care UK homes from across the UK.
The awards are contested by just Care UK staff, and are judged by a panel headed by the company’s Residential Care Services managing director Andrew Knight.
Pushpa Sagoo, home manager at Perry Manor care home, said: “Our congratulations go to Peter for a very well-deserved award win. Not only is he a skilled and creative chef but his excellent leadership skills have built a brilliant kitchen team. He has a Michelin-star restaurant background which shines through in all the food he cooks.
“Residents at Perry Manor enjoy gourmet meals and Peter ensures that recipes can be tailored to meet individual’s specific needs. This is what makes Peter really stand out – his enthusiasm and determination to create meals that all residents can enjoy.”
McGrego was keen to share his victory with the rest of his kitchen staff. “I was so thrilled to hear I had been named chef of the year. It’s wonderful to be recognised for my ability to create food that residents enjoy eating and highlight the standard of cooking at Perry Manor, which I couldn’t achieve without the support of my brilliant kitchen team,” he said.