Cabrini Ashwood receives food excellence award

Date: 13/12/2018

Cabrini Residential Aged Care in Ashwood has earned a City of Monash Golden Plate Award for its food services for the fifth year in a row.

The awards recognise businesses in the municipality that provide a high standard of food safety.

Food proprietors are awarded up to five stars, based on their Annual Golden Plate Food Safety Assessment carried out by Council's environmental health officers.

To achieve five stars, premises have to meet strict criteria, meaning they must receive a score of 93 per cent or higher in their assessment, have a fully implemented food-safety program, no justified food-related complaints in the previous year and no serious food-safety risks during inspection.

Cabrini General Manager/Director of Nursing Sharni Clark said the award was recognition for the dedication it placed on providing quality food to its residents.

“We pride ourselves on providing impeccable food to all our residents,” Ms Clark said.

“We want our food to be like having a home-cooked meal because for our residents this is their home.”

Ms Clark said providing meals that were both tasty and nutritional was extremely important.

“Our chefs take their work very seriously and make sure all meals are of a high standard,” she said.

“We are extremely pleased to have been presented with this award and will continue to provide quality meals to our residents.”

Cabrini Ashwood achieved 100 per cent on the scoring criteria for the Golden Plate Award.

“This was a perfect result, which is incredibly rare. It is a testament to our chefs and staff to achieve such a high result for our food service,” Ms Clark said.