The NACC has officially launched its search for the best chef working in the care sector. All chefs and cooks working across the care sector can enter the prestigious culinary competition that recognises, showcases and celebrates their talent and sector-specific knowledge and skills.

Alex Hall, Executive Chef at Unilever Food Solutions, said:

Alex Hall, Executive Chef at Unilever Food Solutions, said:

“We are very excited and proud to sponsor the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Care Chef of the Year competition in 2021. This competition provides a great opportunity and platform for care chefs around the country to showcase their skills and raise the profile of care catering.

Our team at Unilever Food Solutions is delighted to be working alongside chefs within the care sector to ensure that every mealtime is the highlight of the residents’ day, be that supporting with activities to nutritionally analysed recipes, training, inspiration and competitions like this. We look forward to see how this year's competitors rise to the challenge and wish them the very best of luck.”

This competition focuses on the importance of food, nutrition and positive mealtime experiences as part of quality care. Entrants are challenged to create an appealing and delicious two-course menu (main and dessert) appropriate for people in a care setting. 

In addition to the competition, the NACC has reintroduced the Hygiene Award, which will be sponsored by the Unilever Professional Cleaning range to highlight the importance of cleanliness and hygiene best practice in the care sector

For more information on the NACC Care Chef of the Year 2021 competition and to download an entry form visit (Entries close on Friday 30th April 2021)