Amar Sharma manages Amit and his team as SummitCare’s Corporate General Manager – Accommodation Services, Procurement & Assets Management.
“My role involves working closely with Amit to provide dining experience to our residents which not only appeals to their palates but to their eyes as well. This is achieved in conjunction with the nutritional guidelines from the dietitian.
Resident choices are paramount to us so that they can relate to a meal and really enjoy it,” he says.
Regular celebrations, like Christmas and Chinese New Year, involve themed food selections, and Amit plans for meals around cultural and national favourites such as Italian, Greek and Lebanese cuisines. As an example, during October, residents enjoy a special Oktoberfest selection of typical German fare such as schnitzels, sausages, pretzels and, of course, a glass of beer.
“Each mealtime, we bring a sense of community and belonging as we provide all residents with dining room and meal options that suit their needs, specific tastes, dietary requirements, textures or cultural and religious preferences,” says Amit.
“With an emphasis on fresh, non-processed ingredients and food, we won’t serve sausage rolls and party pies as a meal,” he says. “Maybe for a party or as a snack, but never as a meal.”
Dining with friends is a highlight of the day for many residents and their families. During meal times, residents meet in intimate dining rooms where they are served individually plated meals, all freshly cooked in-house.
“When our residents come together for a meal, we want them to relax, enjoy some nice music and enjoy a meal with a glass of wine with their friends,” says Amit.
“With the aim of providing that wonderful ‘home-cooked’ feel to all our menu options, we look forward to the challenges of wonderfully surprising the most discerning of palates and providing the very best in nutrition for our residents.”