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Alino Living Empowers Residents with Winter Menu Tasting Sessions

Alino Living, in partnership with Master Catering, recently hosted successful resident food tasting sessions at its Killarney Court and Lake Haven Court aged care homes. This innovative initiative, held on 11th April, gathered resident committee members from established food focus groups to provide valuable feedback on proposed menu items for the upcoming winter season.

Master Catering is a trusted provider of nutritious and delicious meals for Alino Living residents. The company prioritises continuous improvement and resident satisfaction, making this collaborative tasting session a natural step.

With winter approaching, Alino Living and Master Catering understand the importance of seasonal menu adjustments. For the first time, residents were directly involved in shaping the winter menu before the traditional menu selection meetings.

Ashley Eichmann, representing Master Catering, presented a variety of dishes to the resident focus groups. Attendees sampled each dish, providing feedback on taste, appearance and texture. The relaxed 1.5-hour sessions were complete with refreshments and lively discussions as residents shared their opinions with one another.
The winter menu tasting sessions were a resounding success. Executive Management from Alino Living, along with Lake Haven Court’s Facility Manager, also joined residents in sampling the dishes, demonstrating a commitment to resident engagement.

“We are thrilled with the positive feedback from our residents on the winter menu tasting sessions,” said Executive Care Manager, Mel de Luca. “This initiative highlights our commitment to resident engagement and ensuring our menus reflect their preferences. We look forward to incorporating their valuable insights into the final winter menu.”
The sessions concluded with enthusiastic applause, with residents expressing their desire for this initiative to become a regular occurrence for seasonal menu changes.
The proposed winter menu boasts a tempting selection of dishes, including:

  • Lamp and rosemary hot pot
  • Coq au Vin
  • Spanish potato and egg slice
  • Vegetable frittata
  • Salmon pasta bake
  • Tuna pasta bake
  • Pumpkin and mushroom arancini
  • Creamy rice with apple and raspberry puree
  • About Master Catering

    Master Catering is a trusted provider of nutritious and delicious meals for healthcare and aged care facilities. They offer a comprehensive range of solutions, from fully prepared meals to individual components, catering to all dietary needs.