Nick Mason, the chef at Lawton Manor care home in Church Lawton, has been crowned best chef of the year for north division in the Barchester Care Awards 2021 and is now through to the national round of judging.
The awards celebrate the staff who “go the extra mile” for the benefit of the 12,000 residents living in Barchester’s 248 care homes and private hospitals across the country.
Categories range from registered nurse of the year and carer of the year to dementia care champion and activities coordinator of the year.
More than 2,900 nominations were received from homes and hospitals across the UK. Th company said all entries were “a very high standard” and Mr Mason said he was “over the moon” to have been named the winner for the chef of the year for the north division.
He will join winners from across the UK at an awards event in October to discover if he has won a national award.
General manager at the home Rebecca Whitehouse said: “This is an amazing achievement and the whole home is supporting Nick. We are so proud of him.
“Nick absolutely deserves this level of recognition. He is a very talented chef who makes a big difference to all the residents’ lives with his varied menus and creative presentation. His professionalism is outstanding.”