The kitchens at Gibraltar Nursing Home in Monmouth were awarded a maximum 5-star hygiene rating for the 2nd year running when they were visited by a Food Standards Agency inspector on Wednesday, 27th February 2019.
Head Chef, Rosemary Mecklenburgh, said she was delighted with the rating and said it was due to her hard-working team. “I am so proud of them. As a busy chef, it is vital that our kitchens are kept spotlessly clean and that we always offer choices that are both healthy and tasty.” She went on to say that on Fridays they always offer a fish dish with mushy peas and chips, but every part will be home-made. We like to do things properly here. It’s nothing but the best for our family members.” The home offers 3 daily choices and that will always include a plant-based dish. “These days, vegetarianism is becoming increasingly popular.”
The home has 95-beds, so to cook that many meals, the kitchens are humming with activity for much of the day. Rosemary has worked off and on at the home for the last six years and when asked how she felt when she heard about the rating she smiled, before saying “Very, very, proud"
In the photo, L-R, Kitchen Assistant, Debbie Taylor, Head Chef, Rosemary Mecklenburgh and Kitchen Porter, Maggie Pritchard