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.
PUMPKIN: Preheat a fan forced oven to 210c. Place a large piece of foil on an oven tray, place the chopped pumpkin tossed in olive oil and seasoned with sea salt over the tray (single layer), cover with foil to encase and cook for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until tender, remove for the oven and reduce oven to 180c ONION FILLING: Add olive oil to a large pot and place over medium heat, add chopped onion and salt and cook for 10 minutes without colour, add garlic, chopped leek and butter, simmer for a further 10 minutes or until softened. Add chard stems, cook for five minutes then deglaze with the vinegar, add stock and bring to the boil, stir in chard leaves and cook for about 5 minutes or until wilted . Check seasoning and set aside. RICOTTA MIX: Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix...
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'Creating an Appetite for Life' Program for Aged Care Cooks and Chefs2020 dates to be released soonOnce 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 my life; it’s my […]