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Our Food and Dining Experience

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Forget everything you think you might know about care home food (conjuring up images of school-like dinners and over-boiled vegetables!)

At Sanctuary Care we recognise meal times have always been a focus for residents in our homes which is why we invest in fantastic chefs and catering staff who can deliver delicious, nutritious menus and create an enjoyable dining experience for our residents. Some of our residents enjoy getting involved in the preparation and serving of food! You can read more about this in our case studies.

Person centred care home dining

Cooked or continental? Sandwiches or hot food? The choice is yours with residents being involved in creating seasonal nutritional menus from old favourites to trying something new…there’s also always freshly baked cakes to enjoy for afternoon tea.

Midnight snack? No problem, refreshments are available to residents throughout the day and evening if they get a little peckish.

Dining with Dignity

We encourage meal-times where residents can eat together and socialise in a relaxing environment but understand that residents may wish to enjoy food when they and where choose to have it.

Our trained staff understand the importance of eating well and staying hydrated and supporting residents living with dementia to enjoy food in their environment – making food more visible through coloured crockery and more appealing whether it's pureed, finger foods or moulded.

Read more about dining with dignity and Resident Stories in our case studies here.

Luxury apple pie and ice cream

Sample menu

Why not take a look at a typical Sanctuary Care food menu that is served up across our range of UK care homes?

Download our sample menu (PDF 147KB)
Our winner Marcella with her main course

Marcella Field staff story

Our catering teams pride themselves in preparing nutritious meals that are tailored to the taste buds of our residents. Read our story about Marcella Field, chef manager at Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home.

View Marcella's story

Tarte au Citron as prepared by Marcella Field

Marcella Field's Tarte au Citron recipe

Why not try Marcella Field's Tarte au Citron? Marcella is our award-winning chef at Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home.

Download Marcella's Tarte Au Citron Recipe (PDF 59KB)

Banana muffins as prepared by Dot Lucas

Dot Lucas' Banana Muffins recipe

Why not try bake Dot Lucas' delicious banana muffins? Dot is a resident at Brambles Residential Care Home in Redditch.

Download Dot's Banana Muffins Recipe (PDF 57KB)

Chapattis cooked by Asra's talented chef

Hansa's chapattis

Hansa Bagtharia's chapatis are famous at Asra Residential Care Home! Learn how to make them with her recipe.

Download Hansa's Chapatis Recipe (PDF 67KB)

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