Creative care caterers have a brand new platform to showcase their talents. The Country Range brand and leading supplier Premier Foodservice have joined forced to launch a new competition specifically for chefs working in the care sector.

The Care Caterer of the Year competition is open to chefs working in the public and private care sector. Entrants are required to submit two recipes – a main meal and a dessert – both of which must be suitable for the care home setting and nutritionally balanced. The maximum food cost for both courses is Åí2.25 per head. The main course must include a product from the Bisto Gravy Granule range and the dessert must include a product from the Country Range ambient dessert range*. Closing date for entries is August 3.

Following the paper judging, four finalists will be invited to Premier Foodservice’s HQ in St Albans for the live final on September 12, and the winning chef will win £1,000 in vouchers for their care home and £250 in John Lewis Vouchers for themselves. All finalists will receive a set of professional kitchen knives.

Coral Rose, MD of the Country Range Group, said: “Care caterers work incredibly hard to provide delicious meals and cater for a wide range of dietary needs. We are proud to be able to champion their creativity and dedication, and our new Care Caterer of the Year competition will give them the recognition that they deserve.”

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