Food and Drink

Philly Creates Four-Course Winter Warmer Menu to Inspire Care Home Caterers

Philadelphia has partnered with 2021 NACC Care Chef of the Year, Aaron Watson, to develop a simple and versatile four-course winter warmer menu to help inspire operators in the cost-sector this new year.

 The difficulties for caterers operating in the current climate are well-documented with energy, staffing, rental and ingredient costs, just some of the headaches facing the industry.

Despite this, the requirement to produce delicious and nutritious food for residents remains, and Aaron’s menu, which is available to download now at, is testament to his creativity and understanding of the sector’s needs.

Known for being rich and creamy, the quality of Philly really comes to the fore in Aaron’s recipes, with its versatility also evident in the sweet and savoury dishes he’s developed. For operators, using Philly as the key base ingredient throughout menus can also save time, reduce costly wastage, and help with issues such as fortification, dehydration and dysphagia.

The Menu:

  • CanaTruffle and Chive Philly Profiteroles
  • Starter – Creamy Philly Garlic Mushrooms on Toast
  • Main – Smoked Haddock Mornay
  • Dessert – Apple and Caramel Philly Turnovers

Aaron who is Head Chef at Primrose Bank Care Home says: “Philly set me the challenge of developing a four-course menu to help inspire care home chefs this winter and demonstrate Philly’s versatility as an ingredient with multiple uses.

“Although presented as a four-course menu, caterers can easily repurpose the dishes at other opportunities – the mushrooms on toast makes a fantastic breakfast option, whilst miniature versions of the turnovers would work brilliantly for afternoon tea. By showcasing Philly in this way, I hope to be able to inspire my peers working in the cost-sector and demonstrate how one ingredient can go a really long way.”

To get the recipes and for more inspiration, visit

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