The competition, which has been dubbed the ‘Master Chef’ of the care sector, provides a platform for chefs working in the care sector to showcase ‘innovation’ and ‘exciting’ recipes whilst adhering to a tight budget.
Entrants have been challenged to create a two-course menu (main and dessert) appropriate for people in a care setting with a combined food cost of no more than £2.25 per head based on three portions. The menu must be nutritionally balanced and feature a product from Unilever Food Solutions’ sector relevant portfolio.
Sue Cawthray, national chair of the NACC, said: “The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Care Chef of the Year competition provides an excellent platform to recognise the excellence of chefs working in our sector.
“It is not only open to those working in care homes but also extends to local authorities and other care organisations including hospices. The NACC Care Chef competition is the longest standing care chef competition in the UK, that continually challenges people who operate within the care sector to devise innovative and exciting recipes whilst adhering to a strict budget and meeting the nutritional needs of their clientele.”
The competition aims to raise the profile of catering in the care sector and celebrate the excellence achieved by those working within it nationally. Entries must be submitted by Friday 14 May 2021. To enter visit here.