Creating an Appetite for Life
Maggie Beer Foundation welcomes support to improve aged care food experiences
Education & Programs
The vision of the Maggie Beer Foundation is to ensure that all residents in aged care have access to fresh, wholesome, seasonal food, abundant with flavour. To achieve this, we need to engage with and educate cooks and chefs in the aged care sector.
We know there are some amazing examples of great food in aged care, but there are so many others where there is a misconception that aged care food budgets prevent flavoursome, seasonal food being prepared. The MBF education programs have been designed to challenge this thinking and to share best practice.
Preheat the oven to 120c Place water and cinnamon into a large pot and bring to the boil, stir in sugar and simmer until dissolved, remove from heat. Peel the quinces, (but save the skins) and cut in half, leaving seeds inside. Place quinces closely together face down in gastronome trays and cover with the syrup and peelings. Press a piece of baking paper over the syrup, weight with a rack or similar to prevent the quinces from floating. Finish with a piece of foil and lid. Cook in the preheated oven for 6-8 hours or until a rich red colour. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Place into the fridge overnight. The following day, carefully remove the quinces from the syrup and de-core. Strain that syrup and discard peelings and cinnamon quills. Check the consistency of the syrup, if not thick enough you will need to...
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'Food for Thought' workshop for CEOs and ManagersSEPTEMBER 2019In order to effect change in a way that is greater than the sum of its parts, the Maggie Beer Foundation is once again offering the proven success of a specialised half day workshop for CEOs and managers, ‘Food for Thought’. As Maggie explains, “For those in aged care not fortunate enough to have leadership […]
'Creating an Appetite for Life' ProgramSEPTEMBER 2019SYDNEY – SEPTEMBER 2019 Once again, the Maggie Beer Foundation is sending out an invitation to passionate aged care cooks and chefs to engage in an Education Program that has proven the strength of its impact with participants around the country. As Maggie explains, “It would come as no surprise that I loved food all […]