Food is a major focus for us. We aim to provide appetising and varied menus, whilst taking account of specific nutritional or other needs of our residents. Our teams of experienced chefs ensure every meal is not only delicious but reflects each individual’s likes, dislikes and dietary needs. Good food contributes to healthy living - as they say:“eat well - age well”. We cater for the needs of all residents whether it be a requirement to provide energy dense menus providing high calories in small portions or perhaps the need to provide pureed meals for those with eating difficulties. In all cases it needs to look, smell and taste good so it is always prepared using the freshest of ingredients sourced locally where possible. Our Chefs are passionate about preparing varied nutritional ‘home-cooked style’ food that is much loved by our residents. We recognise the importance of food, not just as a source of nutrition but as a key social event too, to be enjoyed and celebrated. Mealtimes should feel special hence we dress the dining rooms in accordance with special days or events e.g., Christmas, Easter, birthdays etc. Meals are individually plated in the kitchen and delivered to the dining room or to the residents room if preferred.
As we get older it’s more important than ever to ensure we are eating a balanced diet and getting the right amount of nutrients, to help us both physically and mentally. On arrival each resident will have a full assessment of their dietary needs. This will involve finding out what likes and dislikes they have in terms of what food they like to eat or any allergies. In addition, it is important for us to identify any particular dietary requirements or if there are any weight management issues. This information gathered is entered onto their care plan and shared with the chef.
Menus are changed regularly to keep dining varied and interesting with a number of different choices available everyday. As well as providing a balanced diet, our kitchens are always baking up goodies and delights for our residents to enjoy.We always take into account residents preferences and feedback from surveys when composing the menus.
Our Kitchens and Staff
Mrs Cindy Bee, is our catering manager / Head chef. For the last 16 years she has been providing excellent home cooked food for our clients. Her team includes our weekend chef called Jacky and our kitchen assistant called Rhiann. Her afternoon teas are enjoyed by all our residents. Cindy is available Monday to Friday and she will be happy to discuss any special diets or requests you may have or wish to add to our extensive menu.
RMBC - Highest Possible Award
The RMBC environmental health team have just awarded (July 2018) Leighton House a ‘Level 5 - Very Good’ grade following their recent inspection of our food service and our food storage facilities. This is the highest grade possible.
Breakfast: 8:15am to 10amLunch: 12 noon to 2pmDinner: 4pm to 6pmSupper: 8pm to 10pmDrinks and snacks are always available.
Registered with Care Quality Commission and Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Traditional, home cooked and healthy
“Food and drink are an important part in all our lives, and a particularly enjoyable experience at Leighton House”.