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Training and Education Programs for Cooks, Chefs and Providers.

11 September, 2023

The Maggie Beer Foundation, funded by the Australian Federal Government’s Department of Health and Aged Care, are delivering education and training to improve the dining, food, and nutritional outcomes for Australian elders in Aged Care.¬† This education program offers support to Providers, Homes, Cooks and Chefs in a range of activities and they are all FREE!

 

What’s available for CEOs and Managers?

 

FOOD SATISFACTION QUESTIONNAIRES (Available until December 2023)

Evidence-based questionnaires measuring resident, family and staff satisfaction with food.

  • The Flinders University questionnaires are peer-reviewed, valid, reliable, easy measurement of change.
  • 42 questions for your staff, 25 questions for residents and 24 questions for families.
  • Access and complete the questionnaires through an online portal or be provided with printable copies.
  • Receive online training, a user guide and ongoing support to collect data from your stakeholders.
  • The data you receive will provide clear insight for growth, improvement and opportunity.

    CLICK HERE for more information or REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW

    ONLINE LEARNING MODULES 

    Training resources for Cooks, Chefs and Catering Managers to increase flavour and nutrition

    • Access anytime from anywhere, 11 modules available and another 6 coming soon!
    • Module videos are 20-40 minutes long and include information packs, recipes, and resource links.
    • Successful completion of one or more modules, gives you access to the Professional Community forum.
    • Receive a certificate of completion for each successful module.
    Explore the ONLINE LEARNING MODULES here

     

    What’s available for Cooks, Chefs and other Kitchen staff?

     

    STATE AND TERRITORY HUBS (available now)

    Short courses for Cooks and Chefs delivered by expert Maggie Beer Foundation Chef Trainers

    • 135 national hubs in all States and Territories, with a maximum of 20 participants per hub.
    • A mix of virtual and hybrid (online + in person) training delivery.
    • Hybrid hubs include a practical cooking class in metro, regional and rural locations.
    • Metropolitan and regional regions covered, in a mix of hybrid (online + in person) or virtual delivery.
    • Optional access to a Menu Appraisal by Accredited Practising Dietitians with results provided.
    • Optional access to Food Satisfaction Questionnaires measuring food satisfaction in your Home with results.
    • Foundation certification provided and access to the Professional Community forum.
    CLICK HERE to access the HUBS

     

    ONLINE LEARNING MODULES (Available for Cooks and Chefs too!)

    Training resources for Cooks, Chefs and Catering Managers to increase flavour and nutrition

    • Access anytime from anywhere, 11 modules available and another 6 coming soon!
    • Module videos are 20-40 minutes long and include information packs, recipes, and resource links.
    • Successful completion of one or more modules, gives you access to the Professional Community forum.
    • Receive a certificate of completion for each successful module.
    Explore the ONLINE LEARNING MODULES here

     

    What else is coming up?

     

    TRAINER MENTOR PROGRAM (Available from March 2024)

    12 month, tailored, in-home mentorship with an expert Maggie Beer Foundation Chef Trainer

    • Available to a maximum of 120 Aged Care Homes across Australia until 2025.
    • Includes a Menu Appraisal by an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Food Satisfaction Questionnaire with report.
    • Coveted 2-year Maggie Beer Foundation certificate provided for successfully participating Homes.
    • Foundation certification provided and access to the Professional Community for participating cooks and chefs.

    More information on this program and how to apply will be available soon.