Meet our New Oakland Care Senior Head Chef Adam Rooze

A big welcome to Adam
Rooze, our new Senior Head Chef at Oakland Care

Based at our Woodland Grove care home in Loughton, Adam brings a wealth of experience with him, having a career that has expanded over 17 years in the catering industry.

After training for three
years at Cambridge Catering Academy, Adam began his career as a Commis Chef,
quickly progressing to Chef de Partie’ and Sous Chef. Adam was also Head Pastry
Chef at a hotel in Cambridge before becoming Head Chef at a local tapas bar at
21 years-old.

Shortly after this Adam moved away from mainstream catering and began his career in the care industry
as a Catering Manager for a residential home. Since then he has worked in
catering and customer service management within the private healthcare and
social care sectors.

Adam said: “I am passionate about great service and believe that a good meal comes not just from the food but the whole dining experience.”

“I am fully qualified in
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care and have a passion for providing good food and
nutrition to vulnerable people focusing on the dynamics of colour and texture
twinned with quality ingredients to make a difference to meal times. “

“I am a real people person, and whole-heartedly believe that people make the difference in life. I enjoy training and developing teams, imparting my enthusiasm to build great relationships and ultimately improving not only the service but the environment as a whole.”

As Senior Head Chef at Oakland Care, Adam will be setting a new dining standard within our care homes. He is currently based at Woodland Grove care home in Loughton and is working to bring the service and dining experience to a new level of excellence, working closely with the teams throughout the home to ensure the food and service is at a five-star level.