Chefs at Sunrise Senior Living of Eastbourne are being put to the taste test as the community hosts a menu-tasting afternoon with TV chef Rosemary Shrager.
Friends and relatives of residents, as well as business contacts, have been invited to an afternoon showcasing the food on offer at Sunrise on March 18.
Rosemary Shrager is a haute cuisine teacher with her own cookery school and appears on the reality television programme Ladette to Lady, and as a judge on Soapstar Superchef.
She also made an appearance on the reality TV show ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Outta Here!’.
Chefs will cook a variety of starters, mains and puddings all created using fresh ingredients and designed to meet the nutritional needs of older people.
Chefs will also provide examples of dishes suitable for residents with dysphagia (a difficulty with swallowing), demonstrating how specialised food can be made to be appealing and appetising.
To round off the event, a talk will be given by Sophie Murray, head of nutrition and Hydration for Sunrise UK, on the importance of good nutrition and the crucial role it plays in elderly care.
The following morning, the monthly networking business breakfast club will be treated to a range of healthy breakfast alternatives and given the chance to sample the new Sunrise smoothies.
These specially created smoothies, alongside a new range of Sunrise soups, are part of Sunrise’s ongoing effort towards providing the most nutritious food alongside the highest quality dining service.
Guests at the breakfast will also get the opportunity to learn more about nutrition, as Mark Killick of MK Nutrition will give a talk on healthy eating and good nutritional practices.
Both events are part of ‘Taste of Sunrise’, a national campaign which will see Sunrise communities across the country celebrating the importance of nutritious food for older people during Nutrition and Hydration Week.