1 December 2020
Manor House Chef Manager crowned Chef of the Year
Paul Richardson Mackie, Chef Manager at The Manor House Harrogate, clinched the coveted top spot in our prestigious Chef of the Year competition.
Chef of the Year 2020 was a little different this year with entrants embracing the latest technology. All entries were online (each submission in the form of videos and photos) with a total of 18 finalists from catering teams from care homes across England.
Paul’s winning menu was chosen with the help of our Manor House residents, with his dishes consisting of a braised blade of Yorkshire Beef with root vegetable puree, braised shallots, beef and horseradish croquette and potato and celeriac dauphinoise. Dessert was a delicious apple and blackberry panna cotta, caramelised pear and white chocolate and vanilla shortbread.
Paul was very pleased with his win, saying:
I’m delighted to have won, I saw a lot of the entries and honestly they all looked wonderful - I’m astonished that I even placed among the finalists! I’ve always prided myself on working with my residents when it comes to my menus so a lot of the credit should maybe also go to them!
The Manor House Harrogate specialises in dementia care and is purpose-built to provide the very best quality of life possible for older people in the UK. We take great pride in the range of high quality, seasonally-focused and nutritionally-balanced meals available to our residents on a daily basis. Our meals are created, not just with a deep understanding of each resident’s specific needs, but with an awareness of the important personal role food plays in all our lives. After all, we all know that when it comes to food, individual tastes and preferences really are everything.
The Manor House Harrogate is currently offering two weeks free* for new residents joining us on a permanent basis. We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding the first-class residential and dementia care that we provide. You can arrange a virtual show round, simply by contacting us on 01423 500 010 or visiting our dedicated webpage.