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Provider Exclusive – State and Territory Hubs


Are you a provider group with multiple aged care homes? Do you have 20 or more cooks and chefs on staff? If the answer is yes, and you’re looking to improve your food and dining, then look no further.

The Maggie Beer Foundation is offering aged care providers and homes FREE training. Our short courses are delivered online over 3 weeks, and will help your homes get ready for the Strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards


We are looking for providers who would like a hub (short course) exclusively for their staff.

In this course, we guide cooks and chefs through how to create meals that are full of flavour and nutrition – as well as simple ways to boost efficiency in the kitchen and involve residents.
Changes in aged care kitchens and dining rooms are coming… investing in your team’s skills and knowledge can bring joy to your residents and boost staff morale.   

Find out more about the State and Territory Hubs CLICK HERE 

What’s in it for providers and homes?

  • Build the capability of your chefs and cooks to source, prepare and serve delicious, nutritious food
  • FREE menu appraisal conducted by an Accredited Practicing Dietitian for each participating home (optional)
  • Get ready for the Strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards
  • Reduce unplanned resident weight loss, falls, major injuries, pressure injuries
  • Improve Quality Indicator data, which contributes to your Home’s Star Rating and is published publicly on My Aged Care
  • Increase positive responses to the Residents’ Experience Survey question “Do you like the food here?”. This can contribute towards your Home’s Star Rating published publicly on My Aged Care website.

What do participants get?

  • Tons of new information, tips and tricks to create food that’s delicious and nutritious
  • Coursework designed to support your learning, to be completed in your workplace (approx. 2 hrs each week)
  • Maggie Beer Foundation Certificate of Attendance upon completion
  • Access to the Foundation Professional Community, a content-moderated industry forum site for ongoing education resources
  • A detailed report from the Accredited Dietitian Menu Appraisal (if selected)

How do we sign up?  

By signing up, you are expressing your interest in a hub (short course) that is exclusively for staff within your group.

We will facilitate an interactive program focused on boosting flavour, nutrition and running an effective kitchen. All you will need to do is register 20 cooks and chefs – and support them to attend each session and complete the coursework.

Register by completing the form below. Let us know a bit about your home and when you might want the course to commence. One of our staff will contact you to discuss and schedule.



What other programs do the Maggie Beer Foundation offer?  

Food and Nutrition Trainer Mentor Program
Our program aims to transform the meal and dining experience for your residents, fostering a shift towards flavourful, nutritious meals and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents. The Trainer Mentor Program is designed to adapt to the needs of each participating aged care home, providing tailored guidance and support. 

Applications for wave #4 (final wave closes 5th August 2024). We are seeking homes from a wide range of aged care homes.  

Over the course of 12 months, participants will benefit from an array of valuable resources and opportunities, including: 

  • 5 days of comprehensive training facilitated by Foundation Chef Trainers mentored by the Maggie Beer Foundation. 
  • Monthly coaching and coursework sessions for continuous learning and development. 
  • Menu appraisal by an Accredited Practising Dietitian, evaluating three weeks of your home’s menus. 
  • Food Satisfaction Questionnaires to gauge resident, family, and staff satisfaction with your dining program, providing actionable insights. 
  • Access to a dedicated online Professional Community for ongoing support and information. 
  • Prestigious certificate from the Maggie Beer Foundation, acknowledging successful participation. 

You can find out more about Trainer Mentor Program through our website at https://maggiebeerfoundation.org.au/trainer-mentor-program/ 

Online Learning Modules 

Training resources for cooks, chefs and catering managers to increase flavour and nutrition 

  • Access anytime from anywhere, 14 modules available and another 3 coming soon! 
  • Module videos are 20-40 minutes long and include information packs, recipes, and resource links. 
  • Receive a certificate of completion for each successful module. 

You can find out more about Online Learning Modules at https://lms.maggiebeerfoundation.org.au/