The winners of each category will now go through to the National Great British Care Awards Finals in March 2024.
The competition aims to shine a spotlight on the skill and innovation involved in creating dishes for care home residents requiring specialist diets.
This webinar spotlights the preparation of breakfast staples such as porridge, pancakes and a cooked breakfast.
According to BAPEN research almost half (45%) of people in the UK are at risk of malnutrition on admission to health care settings.
The day is focused on spreading kindness and good will, as well as alleviating loneliness and social isolation for those experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable groups.
The community service is run by 50 volunteers known fondly as ‘angels’ as they deliver over 150 hot meals into the local community every day.
Central to the launch, Apetito has made additions to its allergen free-from range which are available in individual portion sizing.
The report found only 29% of Meals on Wheels services are still in operation across the UK and fewer than 18% in England.
On 18th October, rising stars in vegan and vegetarian care catering were honoured at a ceremony held in the Houses of Parliament.
Wayne Wright, healthcare culinary development chef at Bidfood said: “After another set of challenging months for the care sector, some fun-filled celebration can be exactly what’s needed.