Alan Meaden, Head Chef at the Cranmer Court care home in Warlingham, Surrey, has been recognised for his dedication at the recent ceremony held by the Caring Homes Group, ‘Celebrating Excellence Awards 2010’.
Alan won the award for Chef of the Year, as a result of the hard work he puts into his job and the superb and varied food he produces for the residents.
Alan says: “Winning this award is a great achievement, not just for me but for everyone – it is an award for the whole team because I would not have won without their support. It is a real honour to be recognised, and rewarded for the hard work I put in.”
The Caring Homes Group, the UK’s largest independently owned care home group, introduced the ‘Celebrating Excellence Awards’ to recognise excellent service, commitment and dedication of the company’s unsung heroes, across all spectrums of care. Nominations were received from all the Caring Homes Groups brands; Caring Homes, Consensus, Curate and Cheshire House.
Held at the Radisson Hotel in Stanstead, Essex, the ceremony was hosted by the hilarious and outrageous act ‘ 4 Poofs and a Piano’, who are best known as the house band on BBC One’s incredibly popular ‘Friday Night with Jonathon Ross’. Over 250 members of staff from the Caring Homes Group attended the evening, which also included a delicious three-course meal. A raffle was held to support those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
Emma Charlton, Group Marketing Director, says: “I would like to congratulate Alan on his award, it is a real achievement and he should be very proud of himself and the important work that he does at Cranmer Court.
“Our staff work so hard throughout the year, and truly do deserve to be rewarded for their dedication. The awards evening acknowledged and celebrated the role of each and every member, and their outstanding contribution, effort and achievements.”
10th March 2010
Notes to editors:
Cranmer Court is a prestigious purpose built nursing home specialising in care of the elderly and offering specific facilities for sensory impairment, physical disability and terminal care.
Cranmer Court was designed by a highly experienced team of professionals, with an in depth understanding of the needs of elderly people. The building is constructed from a mellow brick, which compliments the home’s location and surroundings. Romeo & Juliet balconies on the first floor and patio doors leading out on the ground floor further enhance the attractive façade.
Cranmer Court stands in large attractive landscaped gardens with sheltered patios with seating, which can be enjoyed throughout the summer months, and large areas of level lawns enabling our most frail residents to make full use of the garden.
Cranmer Court is part of the Caring Homes Groups, a leading campaigner for raising standards in the care home industry, which was founded 14 years’ ago and today operates over 120 establishments nationwide. The Caring Homes group has a pioneering approach that has earned the reputation for bringing residential care into the 21st century.
Caring Homes is the largest independent quality accredited care home operator in the UK. Established in 1994 by mother and son team, Helena and Paul Jeffrey they have championed high standards of care, the freedom of choice, privacy and dignity which forms the basis of the company’s philosophy and ethos today. The group invests in superior staff training, premium quality properties as well as perpetuating their caring attitude throughout the organisation.
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