Senior Lifestyle Cuisine

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The overall winner, Chef Rodney Phillips of Elderslea Rest Home in Upper Hutt

Taste, texture and presentation were also high on the list of requirements for competitors vying for the Senior Lifestyle Cuisine Award. While competitors were challenged to prepare four servings of a main dish and dessert within a 90 minute time frame, the need to offer two portions in a soft format added another level of complexity.  With nutrition a real focus among this particular age group, all agreed that vegetables prove an excellent choice when faced with a wide range of dietary considerations. 

With the numbers of those aged 65 years and over projected to reach the one million mark, Judge Michael Van de Elzen stressed the urgent need for aged care providers to recognise the appeal of high quality, great tasting rest home fare, as more residents with discerning palates and sophisticated demands enter into care.  It’s therefore not surprising that TVNZ’s ONE News were keen to cover the competition and announce the overall winner, Chef Rodney Phillips of Elderslea Rest Home in Upper Hutt.

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