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Meet Kevin, our Chef who makes meals from the heart

Kevin has been making meals at Charingfield since joining the team 18 months ago. With more than 34 years’ experience, Kevin believes people eat with their eyes first and he loves creating colourful plates for residents. He draws inspiration from his parents who were chefs, the different countries he’s worked in, and the residents – who he loves taking requests from.

What do you love most about what you do?

Creating a picture on a plate and seeing residents light up when they see their meals – money can’t buy the feeling this gives me! Knowing we’re giving them good, wholesome food, just like home, with lots of variety and fresh produce is what makes me happy.

How are residents involved in the menu design?

We value and welcome input from residents. We hold monthly ‘Food Focus’ meetings where residents give me direct feedback – I was recently asked to introduce some spicy Malaysian dishes. We also have five small dining rooms, so my team can interact with residents more closely and find out their personal preferences. I enjoy getting to know them and having a chat, and I always look forward to our monthly BBQs.

How would you describe the team at Charingfield?

We have a great team and pride ourselves on making a difference any way we can. Working as a Chef here has opened my eyes to just how much good food brightens someone’s day.

To find out more about our welcoming community, call our friendly admissions team on (02) 9369 5444.