Hospitality From the Heart
Our intention is to ensure our residents are at the heart of everything we do and each and every one of our communities feels like home. This extends to our hospitality offering. At Aria Care, we don’t just serve meals; we create experiences that bring joy to every bite. Mealtimes here are more than a routine – they are vibrant social occasions, and we’re keen to share our commitment to enhancing your dining experience. Aria Care is dedicated to elevating the overall dining experience for residents by creating:
- An atmosphere that is warm and welcoming, akin to a family home. Every aspect of the community is tailored to make residents feel comfortable and connected, fostering a sense of belonging and familiarity.
- Meals that are not only nutritious but also reminiscent of home cooking. Using fresh, quality ingredients, our chefs craft a variety of seasonal dishes that cater to diverse tastes and dietary needs, ensuring that each meal is both healthy and satisfying.
- An opportunity for social interaction and enjoyment. The dining area is a lively and vibrant space where residents can engage with one another, share stories, and enjoy their meals in a community-oriented setting.
Aria Care’s Food Promise
- Personalised Welcome: Our teams and chefs warmly welcome residents, taking the time to discuss dietary requirements and preferences upon arrival.
- Menu Collaboration: Join us for resident meetings where our chefs share samples and discuss upcoming menus, making sure everyone feels involved in the dining experience.
- 24/7 Snacks and Hydration: Whether it’s a craving for something different or an afternoon pick-me-up, we offer a variety of snacks and hydration options around the clock, including soft drinks, Birchalls finest teas, coffee, and, when appropriate, alcoholic drinks. We encourage residents to be as independent as possible and entertain their guests whenever possible
- Special Celebrations and themed days: From Christmas to cultural festivities, we celebrate with themed meals and events to make each day special.
- Complimentary and Private Dining: Loved ones can join residents for shared meals or book our private dining spaces for more intimate gatherings.
- Local Food Supply Chain: We source our produce and meats locally to ensure the chefs have access to the freshest and most nutritious ingredients for their seasonal menus.
We invest in our teams with regular training and set our standards so you can always expect the best.
Culinary Excellence with Aria Chefs
We take pride in being one of the first care providers to invest in formal training, partnering with renowned chefs like Chef Joe Hurd. Our Chef Academy, in collaboration with Lifetime, focuses on enhancing traditional apprenticeships, ensuring our kitchen teams are at the forefront of culinary innovation. Chef Joe Hurd, with his unfussy and accessible cooking style, brings a wealth of experience from working alongside culinary greats like Jamie Oliver and Antonio Carluccio. Our skilled chefs, inspired by mentorship and training, create restaurant-quality, well-balanced menus for residents to enjoy.
Beyond Traditional Meal Times
We go beyond traditional meals, offering morning coffee, afternoon tea, and fresh snacks throughout the day. Residents can choose to dine in their rooms or enjoy shared mealtimes in our restaurant-like dining rooms.
We encourage residents to continue to do the things they love. The smell of a freshly baked cake becomes a sweet reminder of the joy found in the simplest of pleasures as residents expertly measure flour, sugar, and a pinch of nostalgia, sharing recipes with laughter and chatter.
Redefining Care Home Dining
Our commitment to quality shines through in every meal, supported by our new Duck egg blue Churchill stoneware crockery and an independent toolkit of dining essentials for residents with visual impairment, dexterity, and complex dementia.
Commitment to Excellence in Dysphagia Care
Understanding the importance of nutrition, we address dysphagia with a positive dining experience across our 50 communities. Our chefs follow IDDSI guidelines, using tools like Thermomix machines and rigorous texture checks to meet residents’ needs.
Experience the Aria Difference
If you want to savour the culinary talents of our chefs or learn more about Aria Hospitality and how we support our teams to create excellence, please call any of our homes to arrange a visit at your convenience. At Aria Care, we are committed to providing exceptional care from the heart.
Stay tuned for our upcoming housekeeping and laundry services, featuring new technology and plant-based products trialling in our homes soon!
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