June 17, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Today, the Arcare Pimpama community were treated to a special interactive cooking demonstration from our very own Arcare Aged Care, Catering Operations Manager, Tim Alexander.
He shared his knowledge and skills from his experience in the catering industry.
Tim demonstrated how to make butter chicken and this was a real sensory experience for the clients who enjoyed seeing and learning about the diverse range of ingredients used.
The whole room was filled with the yummy aroma of a spicy, flavoursome butter chicken.
The clients were able to relax while being served delicious food, learning about cultural cooking, having conversations about cricket, and sharing personal stories about Shane Warne and other famous cricketers.
Maria Trosic really enjoyed the cooking demonstration and spoke about the days when she used to make butter chicken for her family.
Shirley Mansell also loved the experience!
She stated she use to cook curries and soups at home.
This experience made her feel as though she was back in her own kitchen.
It was a great way to experience food that many of the clients had not tried before.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in early 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community and some internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent, varied communications to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and those living in wider communities. Jamie utilises a broad array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness. Jamie is passionate about improving engagement between those who are enjoying their retirement in Arcare residences and family and friends who live in the wider community. She is always advocating for new methods of communicating, including new strategies and mediums. After graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2014, Jamie attended the University of Queensland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Public Relations) and Arts (Japanese). During her time at the University of Queensland, Jamie attended an intensive exchange program at Waseda University in Tokyo for two months.