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Wimborne House receives top food hygiene rating

15 October 2020

Staff at a retirement service in Gravesend are celebrating after receiving the top food hygiene rating, following a recent inspection. 

Sanctuary Retirement Living’s Wimborne House, which offers apartments and communal facilities for over 55s and people with long-term care needs, has received a top food hygiene rating of five, following an inspection of its onsite Taste restaurant by the Food Standards Agency.

Wimborne House chef Kay Boakes making a cakeWimborne House chef Kay Boakes and her team have received the top food hygiene rating.

The inspection considered whether food was being handled safely and hygienically, and whether the facilities were clean and in good condition. The inspector also looked at the management of food safety.

Wimborne House’s inspection report showed a clean sheet, with no areas for improvement, leading to the highest rating of five overall.

Pre-Covid, the Taste restaurant was open to residents and their guests seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Since the pandemic and increased social distancing requirements began, the restaurant has been open only to residents, with both sit-down and takeaway options available.

Kay Boakes, Chef at Wimborne House, said, “We’re so pleased to receive a 5 rating from the Foods Standards Agency again, especially as there were no areas for improvement. My team and I always put residents’ health and safety at the heart of everything we do, so it really means a lot for us to have our hard work recognised in this way.”

To find out more about life at Sanctuary Retirement Living, view sample menus from our Taste restaurants, visit our Facebook page, or find a retirement property near you.

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