OSCAR Care Group – Another Industry Accolade for Fronditha Care

The OSCAR Care Group, a leading national service provider supporting the aged care, retirement living, childcare and hospitality industries, has recognised the exemplary work of Fronditha Care’s Food Services Team.

The group is so impressed that it will be awarding each team of Fronditha Care residential care homes, starting with the organisation’s 60-bed care home in Lower Templestowe.

Maria Kaitatzis, chef of Fronditha Care’s Lower Templestowe care home, is the inaugural recipient of the OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program. OSCAR acknowledged Maria’s standards of excellence & passion in creating nutritious, delicious & beautiful culturally appropriate meals for her residents.

“I love creating special meals and give pleasure through my food to our residents. It’s like cooking for my family,” Maria said as she received her award.

Maria grew up in Thessaloniki, and her passion for cooking was sparked from an early age, helping her mother and grandmother in the kitchen and seeing their love about our traditional cuisine. After finishing high school, she completed a cooking course and worked in a hotel in Chalkidiki.

Six years ago moved to Australia with her family and worked as Assistant Chef at Fronditha Care’s facility in Clayton and later promoted to Head Chef at Fronditha Templestowe. For four years, Maria has relished the chance to cook for her much-loved residents and often personalises their meals to their liking.

We are delighted to have Maria as a member of the Fronditha Care family. And we are confident that Maria and her team will always mix love with traditional ingredients, to offer hearty and delicious meals to our residents, for many more years.

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