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 220c, line 2 oven trays with parchment paper Rinse the carrots, cut into inch pieces and spread over one oven tray. Cut 2-3cm thick wedges of pumpkin and spread over the oven tray. Drizzle both the with olive oil, salt and pepper and place into the oven, bake for 40-60minutes or until golden and tender. - Set aside two wedges of pumpkin. Place a large pot on the stove over medium heat, add the coconut oil and onion, cook slowly for 10 minutes without colour, add the garlic and ginger and cook for a further 5minutes. Add in the honey and spices, mix well before deglazing the pan with vinegar. Carefully add the roasted carrot and scooped pumpkin flesh from the skin. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 20minutes. Stir in the coconut cream,...
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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' Program for Aged Care Cooks and ChefsMonday 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 […]