A GROUP of chefs have completed a course teaching them the best way to cater for care home residents.

The Focus on Food care home catering course was held at Darlington College of Technology and was run with the South Durham and Darlington Nutrition and Dietetic Service.

Senior lecturer Liz Smith said: "The course was designed to meet the increasing nutritional and dietary needs which head cooks are encountering in elderly care homes."

All the students work as head cooks in elderly care homes in south Durham.

Taking part were: Judy Cleminson, John Jimmison, Allison Jones, Joanne Whitfield, Kathleen Mott, Jean Ord, Lynd Rose, Donna Curtis, Karen Ingram and Emma Cox.