HC-One shortlisted as finalists at the Vegetarian for Life 2023 AwardsThe HC-One Catering and Housekeeping Support Services Team is delighted to be shortlisted as finalists in the Beulah Charity Trust Special Recognition Award Category at the Vegetarian for Life 2023 Awards for Excellence in Vegetarian & Vegan Care Catering. The awards celebrate rising stars in vegan and vegetarian care catering.

The Catering and Housekeeping Team from HC-One will join industry professionals at the Jubilee Room in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster where the winners will be announced on Wednesday 18th October 2023. 

The theme for this year’s awards is Sustainability in the Care Sector, and the biggest and best names in veggie care catering will be there to celebrate progress in the industry, and their own contribution to it. The awards ceremony will include inspiring talks and workshops.

The team were selected as finalists due to their creativity and user-centric design of vegetarian and vegan food that add to Residents’ quality of life and care, while meeting the nutritional goals for modified diets. 

This recognition comes as HC-One continues to invest in its recruitment and retention of talented catering professionals across its family of care homes, by providing enhanced rates of pay, sociable working hours and sector-leading training, including regular Chef Development Days, online workshops and learning tools designed to empower Colleagues.

Mark Meacham, Head of Catering and Housekeeping Support Services at HC-One, said:
“I am delighted that the Catering and Housekeeping team at HC-One have been selected as finalists by the judging panel at the Vegetarian for Life 2023 Awards for Excellence in Vegetarian & Vegan Care Catering. This is an amazing achievement that highlights the difference that catering professionals can make to the care sector.
“We have had 1020 colleagues sign up for the memory care pledge which is to help ensure that those in our care that are vegetarians or vegans who have capacity issues, or cognitive losses, will be offered a choice of meals, drinks and snacks that uphold their ethical beliefs.
 “Being selected as finalists at these prestigious awards is a testament to the passion and dedication that the Catering and Housekeeping team have demonstrated. The team have truly gone above and beyond to provide the kindest care to residents living in our care homes and support to their colleagues, relatives and those within the local community, supporting our mission to be the first-choice care provider in each of the communities that we serve.”

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