Ryman Healthcare’s Jane Mander Retirement Village has taken out the Bidfood Excellence in Food Award for Care Homes and Hospitals for 2021 in a belated awards ceremony held in Christchurch last month.
New Zealand Chief Executive Cheyne Chalmers accepted the award on behalf of the team at Jane Mander telling the congregation “Jane Mander rocks!”
The award recognises exceptional efforts by members of the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) to enhance the excellence of food service they deliver to residents.
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Resident feedback from the surveys indicated the lengths the Jane Mander team had gone to towards improving their food service.
The team at Jane Mander says they are committed to improving the lives of their residents through their food, and constantly exposing them to new dishes which they enjoy greatly.
“I’m incredibly proud of my team for all the hard work and dedication they have put into ensuring the menu is of a high standard for the residents,” says Lead Chef Rahul Parel.
“The team have put significant efforts into improving dishes, and I’m grateful to be able to bring the award home to Jane Mander.”
Bidfood said consideration for the award was given to taste, what is served, the environment, setting, delivery and presentation.
Resident Services Quality Manager Andrew Gibson wrote in his submission for the village, that the team there does everything they can to help make food service better for residents – by treating them like their own parents.
“The staff at Jane Mander uphold the Ryman value that everything has to be good enough for mum and dad and we believe that this ethos has been reflected in the great food survey results that we consistently obtain – and the clean plates we get back,” said Gibson.