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“LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD”

– Hippocrates

Aurrum’s nutritious and tasty, quality home-cooked meals provide a comforting and enjoyable environment for our residents.  

All our nutritionally balanced meals are freshly prepared in consultation with our Head Dietician and cooked on-site by our experienced team of chefs, using the finest ingredients. To ensure variety, our menus are changed seasonally and can be tailored to meet the specific dietary needs and preferences of every resident.

We also offer:

  • Hot breakfasts, fresh home-made baked goods for morning and afternoon tea, and night time and 24 hour snacks
  • Karen Martini designed menus for special family dinners and events
  • Silver service fine-dining table service in our private dining rooms

“I am really excited to be working with Aurrum and am particularly attracted to the organisation’s vision and values which are built around a family focused care culture. I am passionate about using great food as a way to bring families together to create memorable experiences.”

Karen Martini

Aurrum’s Food Ambassador

KAREN MARTINI

Aurrum’s Food Ambassador

Melbourne chef, restaurateur and food writer Karen Martini has been cooking professionally for more than 20 years. She trained at top restaurant Tansy’s in the early 1990s and has headed restaurant kitchens including the iconic Melbourne Wine Room, white-hot Icebergs Dining Room in Sydney and her current artisan pizza restaurant Mr Wolf, winning countless chefs hats and other plaudits along the way.

Karen’s kitchen career has been balanced by media commitments, cookbooks and much-loved recipe columns, including a role as food editor of Sunday Life magazine, with the Sunday Age and Sun-Herald newspapers. Since Karen became a mother in 2006 her love of relaxed cooking with fresh, healthy, seasonal produce has intensified. “I’m always thinking about what I am going to eat next, how I might cook it, how I could do it differently,” she says. “When I’m helping people to cook and eat and get the same pleasure from it that I do, then I’m happy. My recipes are an extension of me.”

Aurrum Terrigal Drive Launch

Aurrum Food Ambassador Karen Martini attended opening ceremony events for the new premium aged care residence at Terrigal Drive. Karen held a culinary masterclass, training the Head Chefs from across our NSW aged care facilities on new Karen Martini Aurrum seasonal menu items.

Karen works closely with Melissa Ruffa, Group Dietitian and Blake Hammond, Group Hospitality Manager in developing Aurum’s Karen Martini menu items which are designed and built around nutritional content and delicious food.

Each Aurrum facility holds a monthly food focus group for residents and their families to attend. We appreciate the feedback and discussions around the best ways to improve meals that the residents can enjoy whilst meeting their nutritional, cultural, dietary and therapeutic needs. We strive to prepare and serve meals in a warm and pleasant dining environment.

Fresh food choices and good nutritional content provide enormous personal benefits in terms of independence in daily living, decreased risk of infections and illness, improved mobility and a reduced risk of falls, which all generally improve quality of life. We hope to continue to bring delicious new recipes to our seasonal menus at all of our Aurrum facilities.

Aurrum Food Culture Articles

Soft & Bite-sized Diets

Soft & Bite-sized Diets

WHAT IS A SOFT & BITE-SIZED DIET? Residents on a soft bite-sized diet will receive menu items that are moist and naturally soft, or that require minimal cutting. When a fork is pressed down on the food with enough force to turn the thumbnail noticeably white, the fork...

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High Energy High Protein Diet

High Energy High Protein Diet

WHAT IS A HIGH PROTEIN AND/OR HIGH ENERFY DIET? ENERGY: Adequate energy (or kilojoules) is needed to maintain weight. More energy is required to assist with weight gain or healing. Foods high in energy available at Aurrum include: Full cream dairy products eg. cheese,...

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Aurrum Education Event -“Food Matters in Aged Care”

Aurrum Education Event -“Food Matters in Aged Care”

Earlier this month Melissa Ruffa, Aurrum Dietitian, met with residents and their family members at each of the Aurrum facilities in Victoria for education evenings focused around Aurrum’s Food Culture. At the event series, “Food Matters in Aged Care”, Melissa...

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