29 June 2020

Maria cooks again

Arcare Templestowe client, Maria has been cooking up a storm in the community’s kitchen once again.

Maria was encouraged by the Templestowe team to prepare a traditional Italian feast for the community for Italian National Day in June.

To mark the occasion, the Templestowe community hosted a special luncheon in their private dining room. For lunch, Marie cooked homemade beef ravioli in a tomato sauce, pork sausages, a traditional side salad and a decadent tiramisu for dessert.

Maria missed being able to cook and share her food with others when she moved into Arcare Templestowe in 2019, however the team quickly came up with the simple solution: inviting Maria to cook in the kitchen alongside the kitchen and catering teams. Maria has been invited into the kitchen to cook, and share her recipes and expertise a number of times now.

The community were very thankful to be able to celebrate this occasion together and Maria received many compliments for her spectacular Italian feast.

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