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Name
Terence Austin
Category
Meals and Food
Address
Auckland
DHB
Nationwide
Phone
0274866622
Mobile
0274866622
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Description
MISSION
To consult with Facilities throughout New Zealand to provide a
Hotel style service in an
Aged Care Environment

OPENING STATEMENT

In today's environment, the Elderly deserve a better level of service from what was traditionally Institutional in look and taste. I would encourage Facilities to move away from this type of cooking and steer towards Restaurant style food and food service. The key is knowing how to do this, balanced up with a realistic budget. This is where I come in and forms part of the Services I provide.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

I provide the following services with a view of helping and upskilling kitchen and carestaff involved in the production and service of food. The level of the report is at the discretion of the operator.
It may be that a facility just requires a general overview, right through to an indepth study report.

The following information can be applied to any size facility, that provides Care, Dementia, Apartment and Village services.

When requested, I work with Architects and Kitchen Suppliers to design Food Service areas, including Main hub Kitchens, Kitchenettes, Dining areas, Transportation of meal systems.
Testimonials
Testimonials
To Whom It May Concern

I write this letter in recommendation of Terence Austin as a consultant. I had the pleasure of working with Terence Austin in a consultancy role for our company. Terence was brought into to our business to review our food programme in 2016/2017. I can recommend him highly and without reservation.
Throughout the course of the project, Terence was a consummate professional. Terence was able to quickly grasp what our group wanted to accomplish and had some great ideas on how to achieve our goals.
Terence has excellent knowledge and experience of the age care sector, and was able to draw on a wide variety of implementation scenarios from his background. The final report and the recommendations that he put together were very well received by the Directors, General Managers and general staff.
I strongly recommend Terence as a competent and knowledgeable consultant and wish him every success with his future endeavours. Please feel free to call me for any further information that you may need

Mary Leighton (General Manager

Reference for Terence Austin
It has been my pleasure to work alongside Terence in Aged Care Facilities. Terence is an inspiration to what is possible. He cooks to the highest standard as well as having the ability to support and coach others to do so. He offers menus with multi choice and great variety and he sets a bench mark to aspire to in the aged care environment. I believe Terence truly makes a difference in providing a quality Food Service and makes a positive contribution to the quality of life of the residents in the facilities he works with.
Anna Keeley (New Zealand Registered Dietitian)
Updated: 7 Jun 2017
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English Yes
Updated: 7 Jun 2017
Description
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TERENCE'S EXPERIENCE

1. 706/1 and 706/2 London City and Guilds
2. Executive Chef and Hospitality Manager
3. 30 years experience in the Hospitality Industry
4. Previous owner of Restaurants and Function Centres
5. Working in the Aged Care industry for the past eight years
6. 2014-2015 Supreme Winner of the Excellence in Food Award
7. Live demonstrations on modified food at Dietician workshops

PROVIDE HOTEL SERVICE

1. Training of both kitchen and dining services
2. Menu planning
3. Working with Dieticians for menu approval
4. Recipe development
5. Cost controls
6. Ways to minimize wastage
7. Procurement

DIETICIAN WORKSHOP

The workshops are are a great way of getting people together to share information, and to see where the trends are heading.

The latest workshop was attended by Facility Managers, Speech and Language Therapists, Kitchen staff and Registered Nurses. With guests coming as far away as Palmerston North for an Auckland Workshop. My role is to provide live food demonstrations and explain the importance of food to the elderly. In this workshop I was showing the different meal textures (soft, mince and moist, puree) and how to produce them in moulded form to resemble real food. Emphasis is on visual appeal and taste.
Dietitians link Web dietitianz.com Facebook.com/AgedCareDietitians

Updated: 21 Jan 2017

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