St Ives House care home welcomes new Head Chef Patrick

6th November 2019

St Ives House care home has welcomed a new Head Chef who brings nearly 20 years of culinary experience.

Before joining, Patrick Fensterseifer cooked in restaurants and hotels, but brings specialised skills specific to care home cuisine.

Patrick said: “I specialised in the production of dysphasia meals, which means I am able to cook for residents who have difficulties with swallowing.

“I am passionate about preparing meals that are flavoursome, nutritious, well-presented and meet the specific dietary requirements of every resident.”

Patrick uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients at the care home to ensure dishes are as nutrition-rich as possible. He is a member of the National Association of Care Catering, which ensures the team are continually evolving the catering.

He said: “We are so passionate about going the extra mile to put a smile on our residents’ faces. We take the time to get to know what each resident likes.

“I enjoy cooking both savoury and sweet dishes, however I take great pride in preparing birthday cakes for our residents.

“For anyone planning to become a care chef I would say that this is a fulfilling career and providing the elderly with nutritional and appetising meals will give you great joy and job satisfaction.”