Williams wins Country Court Chef of the Year

Lostock Lodge Care Home chef has been crowned winner of the Country Court Chef of the Year 2021 competition.

Chef Mark Williams at Lostock Lodge Care Home has been crowned winner of the Country Court Chef of the Year 2021 competition.

The competition was launched this year and has been a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the fantastic work of the Chefs at Country Court.

The final cook-off for the six finalists was held at the Unilever Food Solutions professional development kitchen. The dishes were sampled and judged by Country Court Chairman Abdul Kachra, and joint-CEOs Alykhan Kachra and Al-Karim Kachra. Ben Cox from The Grange Care home came third with Simon Bullock, also of Lostock Lodge, in second.

The menu for the finals was the chef’s choice and they had 2.5 hours to produce canapes for eight people, four main dishes and four desserts. For the canapes, Mark cooked salmon and smoked haddock fish cake with tartar sauce. His main course was a cannon of lamb with potatoes and celeriac rosti, with spinach, asparagus and tomato. For dessert, he made a white chocolate panna cotta with deconstructed rhubarb crumble.

At Country Court chefs provide restaurant standard, nutritious, tasty meals for residents. Menus are updated regularly and according to the season, local ingredients are sourced, and chefs are always happy to make dishes to order. Each dish is individually plated by the Chef and presented to fine-dining standards. Hospitality teams are on hand to look after residents both during and between mealtimes.

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