At NoosaCare we believe that nourishing our bodies with delicious and nutritious food is fundamental to enjoying life at any age. Is there any greater pleasure than a mouth-watering meal made with love? Sharing a meal has been part of our story since the beginning of time.

From childhood, food has been associated with celebration, comfort and love. Whether it’s blowing out candles on our first birthday cake or a romance blossoming over a shared restaurant meal, we use it to count our blessings and connect with others. It’s also there when we seek comfort or familiarity. Food is good for the soul.

While our palate changes over time, our love of a good meal and the joy that comes with it doesn’t. Ageing may bring certain challenges, but the ability to enjoy delectable meals that are good for us mentally, emotionally and physically should be a right for anyone at any age.

Noosacare Food - Our Dedication

Our dedication to Delivering Nutritious, Fresh & Tasty Meals Every Day….

In 2014 Maggie Beer gave an address on the need to raise the profile and flavour of food in Aged Care. She called on this sector to inject soul into menu design, to put pleasure back into food service and to give older people joy through their palate. She encouraged Aged Care chefs to not only cook a functional and nutritious meal but to serve up a sense of happiness on a plate.

Inspired by Maggie Beer’s Lantern Project NoosaCare provides nutritious, fresh and tasty meals for our residents, striving to serve happiness on a plate every single day.

Our Seasonal Menus

Because we use locally sourced fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible our menus change regularly. We have a different daily menu from Monday to Sunday including our Chef’s choice of daily home baked items. We focus on simple, delicious and nutritious meals made with quality ingredients.

We have edible gardens at both facilities providing horticulture therapy for our avid gardeners and creating fresh, homegrown, organic herbs adding extra flavour and love to all meals.

Lunch meals include a choice of two hot dishes, a salad of the day or freshly made sandwiches/wraps for lunch. These are also available at dinner for those residents who prefer a lighter meal. Meals are planned in conjunction with the dietician for those residents who are on special diets.

Food At Noosacare Aged Care Facility
NoosaCare Carramar Executive Chef Jamie Oakley

Our Executive Chef

As we age many people require food of a modified texture for various reasons. In the past, this frequently resembled pureed baby food. Hardly a dignified meal for an adult to enjoy.

Our Executive Chef Jamie Oakley is on a Smooth Food Mission. This tattooed Pommie chef joined us fresh from his successful restaurant in the UK, determined to find a better way to provide quality meals for all.

Together with his incredible kitchen team, they developed smoother food options that don’t compromise the visual appeal or flavour and bring the joy of eating back again.

Using inspiration from chefs like Heston Blumenthal, each component of the dish is modified separately in order to differentiate between flavours, whilst still being served and presented as normal making it possible for all residents to enjoy.

Inspired by the possibilities, the bigger the challenge the more creative things get in our kitchen!

Resident Feedback

Our vibrant Catering Committee ensures continued representation from residents, carers, kitchen staff and management. This is where our four seasonal menus are planned, recipes discussed and new dishes tasted. We receive many compliments from residents, staff and families. When food is cooked with passion, it shows in the laughter at mealtimes and the empty plates are a testament that our food is received with love!

Our Menus

Nutritionally balanced meals designed by our nutritionist with ingredients sourced locally form the menu selection offered to residents.

Menu Sample