At Thomas Ridley, we fully appreciate that care home catering is a challenging and complex sector, and the demands of this sector are only going to increase as the age of the British population continues to rise and more people seek the support of nursing and residential care.
Providing a healthy balanced diet plays a major part in the well-being and quality of life of care home residents and doing so can be a difficult challenge for operators. Catering for a broad spectrum of care needs from elderly residential living to nursing care for an array of physical and mental needs; as well as providing crucial nutritional feeding for palliative or postoperative care is the task bestowed upon the care home chef, which is by no means a simple feat.
We have a dedicated team of professionals servicing our care home sector accounts, from nutritionists and development chefs to dedicated account managers. These teams use their considerable knowledge and expertise to work with our care customers on recipe ideas, product demonstrations and inspiration for menu development. We work with catering managers to work through challengers and help to create nutritious menus with low budgets, making sure we deliver the products and services that are right for your establishment.
As a member of the National Association of Care Home Caterers (NACC), we are kept informed of the latest industry developments, ensuring we maintain the best service for care homes, giving you peace of mind that you are dealing with professionals who understand your sector. We are also members of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) and Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD).