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Robert Clifford
Robert Clifford Feb 5, 2018

The War on Food in Aged Care

Moving to aged care is a huge step for any older person, it the next phase of their lives. The intention is that this new aged care facility is their “home” - and most probably the last home they’ll live in. This is why it is important for them to be comfortable and at home - and an essential part of that is the food. Aged care residents are dealing with frailty and a number of health conditions, so making...
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Robert Clifford

Robert Clifford

Founder Of Alto Cibum

Rob is the founder and principal behind Alto Cibum. For over 25 years Rob has been at the forefront of hospitality in Australia and New Zealand. He began his career with Hyatt International Hotels and Resorts, and has held various executive management positions in Perth, Canberra and Macau. Rob is currently the President of the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce, a national business organisation that facilitates trade and information exchange for a diverse membership base across Australia.

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Robert Clifford
Robert Clifford Feb 2, 2017

“Food for Thought when choosing Aged Care” – Everyday people’s reaction to the food

If you’re choosing an aged care home for a parent or relative, you want to know the food is good. If an aged care home is getting the food right, you can be confident in the rest of their service. In this third article of my three part series on food service in the aged care industry, I’m sharing my tips on what to look for in aged care food service. What are your food allocation costs? You want to...
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Robert Clifford
Robert Clifford Jan 19, 2017

An Expert Foodie Shares the Classic Dishes That Are Always Popular

Food service is often the difference between a good aged care facility and a great one. In this second article of my three part series on food service in the aged care industry, I’m sharing the classic food dishes that are perennially popular. To gain insights from an expert, I turned to Carolyn Brasher, founder of recipe website myfoodbook. With myfoodbook, home cooks can collect favourite recipes, create their own recipes and organise them into their own cookbook collection. With...
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Robert Clifford
Robert Clifford Aug 24, 2016

Top 5 Aged Care & Retirement Village Food Trends

As the baby boomer generation ages and enters their twilight years, the demand for quality aged care is booming. And with that demand comes expectation for quality in all aspects of care – including food. Forget about overcooked veggies, runny gravy and cheap meat offcuts – modern retirement homes and aged care retreats are beginning to diversify their food offerings to provide mouthwatering meals and stand out amongst their competition. Here’s what the aged care homes driven to achieve excellence...
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