Care Home checks

We always go the extra mile…

Rest assured that your residents are safe

We understand that in certain settings it is vital that a DBS check is as up to date as possible. That is why it is company policy that our school chefs are added to the DBS update service, which allows us to perform a monthly check on all of our chefs.

We want you to be safe in the knowledge that your agency chefs are 100% DBS compliant each and every month that they work for you.

You can request an update on any Chef, at any time. You will also be sent a copy of their most recent update before they step foot into your establishment.

Every Chef, in Every Care Home, has passed our ‘Nutrition for the Elderly Course’.

Not only do our chefs have a minimum of 5 years experience within a commercial kitchen, they have all completed our own ‘Nutrition for the Elderly’ Course.

This comprehensive course, created by us and with the help of experienced chefs and clients, provides our chefs with the required knowledge to work in any kitchen cooking for vulnerable adults.

Each chef has the skills and experience to create dishes for any required texture, understands how to work with Dysphagia and how to interact with elderly residents.

Course modules include:

Communication, Dysphagia, Textured Diets, Thickening Agents, Malnutrition,
Fortification, A Balanced Diet, Zinc and Potassium Deficiency, Diabetes, Enhancing Flavour and Dementia Care.

You can visit www.caterskill.com to view the full course.

In addition to completing the online course, our chefs are given an in person demonstration of the new IDDSI framework by a qualified trainer.

Following this our chefs are required to attend a shadow shift with one of our experienced care home chefs, prior to working in a care home kitchen on their own.

If you have any questions not answered here why not book a call with one of our experienced office team who will happily talk through any queries you may have.

The Chef Tree portal is really simple to use, you can check whom you have booked in and sign timesheets.

They send chefs in for training, no agency has ever done that, the Chef Tree have taken the time to get it right.

Colin Robb Shaw Healthcare

We have found The Chef Tree send the same chefs often, you've got consistency & they understand the running of our kitchen

Polly Massie Woodhouse