Dining & Refreshments

Residents can choose to enjoy their meals in the communal dining rooms, the privacy of their own room or with guests in a private dining room by prior appointment – for example on birthdays or other special occasions.

Food and drink are critical to our well-being in so many ways. Our diet should be wholesome, nutritious and well-balanced, as well as a pleasure in itself.

All the meals in our homes are created according to a ‘handpicked’ philosophy guided by three key principles:

homemade recipes developed around residents’ preferences

handpicked suppliers chosen for their quality and taste

staff handpicked for their dedication and passion for both care and food

Our chefs are selected for their experiences, skills and imagination. They have received considerable internal training to help them to maintain the very high standards set by Thornfield Care Home.

Each has the freedom to develop recipes he or she will cook daily and each enjoys working with residents, listening to their preferences and discussing ideas.

Our catering teams use only the best quality ingredients, sourcing them wherever possible from local suppliers.

Three homemade meals are prepared every day along with elevenses. We offer afternoon tea with homemade cakes. Coffee, tea, biscuits, fresh fruit, homemade soup and snacks are available 24 hours a day.