Mealtimes are an important part of daily life at Hallmark Care Homes. We pride ourselves on the quality of our catering and the range of choice available to residents daily, with menus carefully designed with nutrition in mind. We promote individual wellbeing through a positive and enjoyable dining experience; every resident can eat in pleasant settings and we offer full support with eating and drinking if needed so they remain hydrated and well-nourished.
All our homes offer freshly cooked, appetising and nutritionally-balanced meals with a different seasonal choice available every day to ensure the highest level of nutrition for residents. Our professional chefs use fresh ingredients to prepare a range of delicious, wholesome meals in our kitchens, to be enjoyed throughout the day. Our care home catering teams consult with residents on a regular basis to ensure we understand their nutritional requirements and food preferences so residents can maintain a diet they enjoy.
Our expert chefs carefully plan four-weekly menu cycles, which are changed regularly, to ensure each resident enjoys a variety of delicious dishes every day of the week and promote the highest level of nutrition and hydration in our care homes.
The preferences of the residents are always taken into account, which means classic meals often feature alongside traditional regional cuisine on our menus. Our homes hold regular themed food days in addition to our normal menu to provide opportunities for the residents to be involved in the preparation of meals if they wish to do so.
In addition to the nutrition and diet of the residents, we also take into account their visitors. Our cafés allows visitors to enjoy freshly made cakes and biscuits alongside their family or friends, to help them feel relaxed during their visit.
We know how important mealtimes are to each individual resident and the teams in our care homes are committed to making them a sociable and enjoyable part of each day. Our nutrition policy for care homes is set to provide those staying with us with three square meals, to ensure nutrition and diet are never forgotten and they are given the opportunity to eat alongside fellow residents for a key point of socialisation throughout the day.
The day starts with a choice of cereals, toast, cooked or continental breakfast. At mid-morning, residents will be offered tea, coffee, and snacks such as homemade biscuits and cakes. A range of hot and cold dishes are on offer at lunchtime. This is often followed by an afternoon snack, homemade cakes, pastries, and fruit. In the evening, each resident can choose from a wide selection of hot and cold meals. Evening and night time snacks are also available.