Dine Contract Catering has launched into the care sector with the win of a major contract with Borough Care, a charitable organisation based in Stockport which aims to provide safe and comfortable living for older people across 11 homes in the area.  

Borough Care was previously supplying the catering provision in-house but wanted to ensure consistently high standards for residents’ food, both in terms of how it was produced and how it was presented, as well as not having to worry about recruiting and retaining the right catering staff.  They chose to work with Dine Contract Catering as they were reassured by the company having a dedicated in-house nutritionist, who ensures that the nutritional content of all menus are specifically calculated and balanced around factors such as calorific intake and GDA’s.

Every single Borough Care resident now has a care and support plan, including a nutritional assessment and personal preferences, which is used to provide tailored menus.  Borough Care has been impressed by Dine Contract Catering’s innovative Nutrition Pathway System, which enables care caterers to easily monitor whether each resident’s nutritional needs are being met.  By providing an accurate breakdown of what an individual may need to maintain their health and wellbeing, it has meant that their care managers have been freed of added responsibilities such as planning menus and ensuring guidelines on health standards for food are met.

Kathryn Farmer, Chief Executive of Borough Care commented:

"Since working with Dine Contract Catering we have had some great positive feedback – not only from our own staff and care home managers but also from residents and their relatives.  Now that we have worked with Dine Contract Catering and seen the benefits of working in partnership with a specialist catering operator, we would never go back….”

Business Development Director, Zoe Green said:

“This new contract win spearheads Dine Contract Catering’s growth in the care industry and is part of our continued expansion.  We have over seventeen years’ experience and are thrilled to be bringing our expertise to this new sector.  Our success is based on the service we offer and we are excited to be introducing new innovations such as the Nutrition Pathway System to successful companies like Borough Care.”