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 a fan forced oven to 180c Place the cubes of bread on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes or until dry, set aside. Grease a half gastronome tray or similar. Place the oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the bacon, cook for 2 minutes, before adding the thinly sliced leek and large pinch of salt, cook for 8-10minutes or until soft. Meanwhile heat a large wok or frying pan over high heat, add the mushrooms and sauté until lightly coloured and tender, add to the leek mix. Pour in the sherry, allow to evaporate, then add the stock and simmer until reduced to ¼. Season the mix with salt and pepper. In a large bowl whisk the creams, eggs, nutmeg and tarragon, add the bread and then the leek mix. Pour into the prepared baking tray and top with grated cheese. Bake...
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'Food for Thought' workshop for CEOs and ManagersWednesday 11th September 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' ProgramMonday 9th and Tuesday 10th September 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 […]