We are looking for anyone who would be willing to help with cooking a meal for the residents of the Wychwoods Day Centre.
One of the highlights of attending the Day Centre is the chance to sit down with friends and to enjoy a home cooked meal. Anyone eating alone at home knows how miserable an experience that can be.
A team of cooks work in pairs on a Thursday providing two courses for 22 elderly people and helpers – we usually cook for 30 because volunteers eat with us and there can be a need for an extra meal or two to help a villager who is housebound through illness or accident. The joy of catering for this age group is that they eat and enjoy everything and clear their plates- no fussy eaters for the over 80s age group.
Cooks are reimbursed for their efforts and flexibility is encouraged. We usually cook once every two months on a rota which is published well in advance and you can cook either at home or in the Beaconsfield Hall. To give you an idea we use £70 as a guide budget for food for the day.
We have come up with a plan to make things easier and not to overload our volunteers. We are looking for anyone who would be willing to cook a main course (casserole, pie etc.), a dessert (crumble is popular) or cakes (for afternoon tea) that could be made in advance, frozen and used as and when we have a gap in the rota? It would help us enormously and would not involve a commitment to be at the Day Centre on a Thursday.
If you can help or would like more information, please get in touch with Katherine Gidman 01993 831479 or Joanna van de Poll 01993 830090