For care homes

Balanced nutrition and better food

Delicious, chef-prepared meals, packed with the nutrition, choice and quality your residents deserve.

Making a real difference

"I find the care homes market incredibly rewarding to work with and I’m also inspired by the enthusiasm and open-mindedness of the operators, managers and carers we work with."

Ellen Brown Divisional Manager, Care Homes
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we only use the best ingredients, sustainably sourced from trusted suppliers.

The best ingredients, sustainably sourced

We hand pick the best ingredients for our care home meals so that they look great and taste even better. From a Sunday roast to fish on Friday, we only use the best ingredients, sustainably sourced from trusted suppliers.
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Variety and choice

With over 200 delicious ready-made meals and desserts to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Our wide range of meals means you can tailor menus for every taste, dietary and cultural requirement. Such an appealing choice will mark and end to menu fatigue, and you’ll be rewarded with clean plates all round.
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Support with specialist nutrition

We’ve created a range of meals that cater for specific dietary requirements, such as malnutrition, diabetes and dysphagia. We also provide a range of support to help you plan and provide bespoke menus to meet the individual nutritional and dietary needs of your residents.
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Fresh is good, frozen is better!

Our chef-prepared food is frozen within an hour to lock in nutrition and quality. This means it won’t lose its goodness during transit or storage, unlike fresh or pre-prepared chilled food. The meal’s nutritional value will be at its best when presented to residents. 
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The safest food for care homes

Our food is one of the safest catering options available for care homes. We run state of the art, accredited laboratories, and no batch of food is released until it has passed rigorous microbiological testing. We are audited annually against the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety, and we consistently achieve the highest level of accreditation.

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Allergen control

We’ve created a range of hospital meals that are free from 12 out of the 14 known allergies. We also do not allow nuts or their derivatives into any of our production facilities. With help from our suppliers, we’ve been able to remove nut warnings from more than 99% of the ingredients we buy.

Understanding your needs

"I am privileged to have a role where I can see the difference that apetito makes every day to so many people…it makes me immensely proud of what I do and what apetito does as a company."

Dean Miller Account Manager
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Tailored service and support

We don’t just provide great meals. We offer streamlined support and a tailored service that’s second-to-none, helping you to delight, nourish and care for residents while at the same time running a cost-effective, low-waste kitchen.
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Food that meets standards

All of our food meets Care Quality Commission (CQC) and National Association of Care Catering (NACC) standards and is in line with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) guidelines.

Peace of mind

"If the CQC inspected us today, I could tell them the exact nutritional content of every single meal we serve."

Paul Swithenbank Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive, The Willows, Blackpool
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Try apetito for yourself

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