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Name
Terence Austin
Category
Meals and Food
DHB
Nationwide
Phone
0274866622
Mobile
0274866622
Email
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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.
Description
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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