Devon Care Home
Head Chef Matt Prideaux & Darren Knight

Our Devon Nursing Home, Edenmore, in Ilfracombe, was awarded the maximum five stars again, in the latest food hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency. Head Chef at Edenmore, Matt Prideaux, is in his 3rd year of working as a head Chef at the home and is very proud that the kitchen has been awarded this maximum rating every year since he took over.

Matt and his team impressed the inspector from North Devon Council, who arrived to carry out an unannounced inspection on the 21st May. He left well assured that the standards were exemplary and hygiene was always maximised.

The home manager, Paula Mascall, was delighted and said: “Achieving 5-stars again is a great achievement and testament to the hard work of Matt and his team. They ensure that everyone living with us has a fantastic choice of food which is always nutritious, well-presented and results in always dining with dignity.”

Every day, Matt and his team cook tasty vegetarian and meat based meals for the home’s forty-five “family members”. Speaking at Edenmore, Matt said: “I love working here and having the best team around me is half the battle won. When preparing the menus, we understand everyone’s tastes and nutritional needs. The most popular recipes are probably chicken and bacon pie, and veg curry for the meat-free eaters.

Paula and her team at Edenmore Nursing Home have thanked Matt for his years of brilliant work and look forward to many more 5-star meals.

Jerry Short, care writer