Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Typical Menus

The catering team will ensure that meals provided are nutritious and well presented. There is a wide choice of meals and any resident with specific dietary needs will be accommodated.  A 24 hour “light snack” menu is also available to all residents.

Our catering team makes all meals from scratch, using fresh seasonal local ingredients, and taking into account individuals’ preferences and dislikes. Our Head Cook is known for her skill in baking and makes cakes, scones and tray bakes most days of the week! We also have many “themed days” including Best of British, Afternoon tea, Fish and Chips and Cream Teas.

Our head cook has achieved S.A.C. Dip Human Nutritional Skill and all cooks have achieved Catering NVQ 3. Kitchen assistants have achieved or are working towards Catering NVQ2.

Any resident is able to ask for a snack that is not on the menu, and we will do our best to provide it – encouraging an appetite is one of the most important services we offer.

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Before lunch, all residents are offered a sherry or Baileys cream.

An example lunch might be:

  • Home roast ham, roasted potatoes and seasonal veg with gravy
  • Mince risotto with seasonal vegetables
  • Pasta Bolognese with garlic bread
  • Home made sausage, mashed potatoes and seasonal veg.

Puddings offered might be:

  • Banana cream
  • Orange sponge and custard
  • Jelly and icecream
  • Milk jelly and cream

All residents are offered a sherry or Baileys cream before supper.

An example supper might include:

  • Home made parsnip soup or choice of fruit juice
  • Moussaka made with beef mince and seasonal veg
  • Milk Jelly or Treacle Sponge with cream or custard
  • Choice of Fruit

We offer a 24 hour Light Snack menu. Residents are always encouraged to ask for a dish that they might particularly like, even if it is not on the menu.

Our Light Snack Menu:

  • Poached/boiled/scrambled eggs with toast or bread and butter.
  • Home made soup with toast or bread and butter
  • Selection of freshly made sandwiches including egg mayonnaise, tuna, ham and tomato or salad.
  • Mackerel and toast
  • Baked potatoes with cheese, beans, butter or tuna
  • A selection of cheeses, butter and crackers
  • Home made cakes and tray bakes
  • Arctic roll
  • Milk jelly and cream.