Borough Care has appointed Mark Dale as its new Catering & Hospitality Manager. Mark’s role is a new one at Borough Care, as the company previously outsourced residents’ meals and has recently brought the meal service back in-house.
In his new role, Mark Dale will be responsible for leading the catering team, setting standards in food preparation and monitoring the quality of food and service. Mark will look after the implementation of a safe, well-balanced meal provision across Borough Care’s homes. A key part of this will be working with suppliers, to ensure the sustainability of the food served, and providing tailor made food packages for residents with special dietary requirements. Mark’s role will also include leading on the training and development of the catering teams at each of Borough Care’s homes.
Commenting on his new role, Mark Dale says: “I’m looking forward to using my skills to create a dynamic, multi-skilled catering team at Borough Care. I have lots of experience working within multi-site organisations and love seeing the various teams come together to support each other. This produces fantastic outcomes not only for people within the care setting but, importantly, for their families too. I was attracted to the role at Borough Care as the company is a leader in dementia care and the staff really do care for the residents. I’m excited to be working within a supportive, knowledgeable team where people are open to change, which in turn continues to improve residential care in the Stockport area.”
Sharing his views on catering for older people in residential care, Mark Dale comments:
“Encouraging residents to eat well can sometimes be difficult. The food we provide must be nutritious and support their dietary requirements. All food needs to be presented well and look appetising, to encourage people to eat it.”
Mark joins Borough Care from St George Healthcare Group, where he was Catering Services Manager. St George Healthcare Group provides care and rehabilitation for people with various neurological conditions, people who are deaf and those with mental health issues.