Care chef shortlisted in Craft Guild of Chefs Awards

Ben Morris, Country Court chef manager, has been named a finalist in the Public Sector Catering Chef category.

A care chef manager has been shortlisted for a prestigious Craft Guild of Chefs Award in the Public Sector Catering Chef category.

Ben Morris, Country Court chef manager, is based at The Grange Care Home in Essex, where he produces fine dining for 40 residents. The awards recognise exceptional talent across the catering industry, and include categories such as Restaurant Chef Award, Young Chef Award and Apprentice Chef Award.

Morris has been shortlisted alongside Jake Barwood, of Totteridge Academy, and Caro Vallejo, of Royal Holloway.

Ben Morris has been shortlisted in the Public Sector Catering Chef category

The awards dinner and ceremony take place at Magazine London on the Greenwich Peninsula on Thursday 9 June, when the winners will be announced before an audience of over 700 of the catering industry’s elite.

“We are very proud that Ben has been shortlisted for this award,” says Anwar Kajee, head of hospitality at Country Court. “Perceptions of catering in care homes are changing, we live in an ever-ageing population and people’s expectations are getting higher. Our chefs' challenge is to keep residents excited about coming to the dining table for their meals, every single day. One of the challenges of providing great service and food is finding passionate staff who mirror our expectations of five-star hotel-style service within the care sector and we are delighted that our chef Ben has been recognised with this award nomination.”

Morris has been chef manager at The Grange Care Home since 2020, when the new-build residential care home was opened.

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