Fairways kitchen is a five-star performer
NOTHING gets put on the back burner at Fairways care home in Grimsby.
The food they produce there is all fresh and home-cooked and keeping the home's residents and staff in fine fettle.
The home on Littlecoates Road is the latest venue to receive the top accolade of five stars in North East Lincolnshire Council's league of caterers.
Environmental health officers visit each establishment and measure their standards of hygiene and service and give a ranking for the Scores On The Doors league.
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Care home manager Karen Kerridge hailed the success of the catering team, led by Julie Thomas.
She used to own a cafe in Grimsby's Top Town market, and Mrs Kerridge said: "The catering staff have done remarkably well. In May the kitchen was just an empty shell.
"They have transformed the place and have put everything in place, including top food hygiene standards, cleaning schedules, new menus and building teamwork."
Julie, 44, said: "We have good food safety practices.
"We have also all had years of catering experience.
"I have done a lot of research by looking at food safety web sites and discovered a lot about food allergies and learned what the latest findings are about preventing E-coli and ensuring separate meat stations."
Julie added: "It is all down to doing your homework and practising what you preach and making sure you meet all the guidelines.
"It also helps to have a supportive management.
"Nothing gets put on the back burner like other places. The management help a lot."
Fellow cook Claire Evison said residents can enjoy their main meal of the day at whatever time they wish.
She said: "It is just like a restaurant and residents can dine at the time to suit them."
Claire said the menu had a good range of home-cooked food and the home celebrates 'fishy Friday' with fresh Grimsby fish each week.
Since the beginning of the year, a total of 464 food hygiene inspections have been conducted by North East Lincolnshire Council, with 34 scoring two or fewer.
The inspections have been conducted in various types of business, including those who are not part of the rating scheme, such as manufacturers and wholesalers.
To see the ratings of all the businesses visited, go to www.food.gov.uk/ratings or download the app for your Android or Apple smart phone.