Passionate chef and culinary coach, Chris Williams, has been appointed as Runwood Homes’ first Group Hospitality Manager.
Chris has been given the remit of raising the bar in food standards and mealtime experience at Runwood’s 71 residential and nursing homes across England and Northern Ireland.
“I was pleased to see that food standards were certainly already at a satisfactory level, but there’s always room for improvement from a pair of fresh eyes and I aim to make a really positive difference to the standard of menu choices and food being presented to our residents across the whole group,” Chris said.
“I love being able to inspire, enable and motivate catering teams to always prepare fresh, nutritious food, well presented and with residents’ preferences and mealtime satisfaction front of mind. Our residents are our customers, for almost every single mealtime event. It is our responsibility to keep them well and help them live longer.”
With a cookery career spanning over 25 years in challenging roles as head chef and executive chef for prestigious hotels and restaurants, winning AA rosettes and culinary accolades aplenty, Chris’s passion for food has also seen him competing for the coveted title of BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals in 2011 and was announced as a Finalist of the 2018 National Care Chef of the Year.
Following his appointment, Chris has launched a Runwood Homes Chef of the Year 2020 competition, enabling chefs to showcase their culinary talent and receive recognition for their catering expertise, all to the benefit of the residents who live in Runwood’s homes.