Residents of a care home in Exmouth have been enjoying some cooking with their very own MasterChef-winning chef.

From pizzas and cakes to biscuits and even homemade ravioli, the residents at Fennihurst care home have loved cooking with with head chef Ruaan Prins, winner of Sanctuary Care’s MasterChef 2022.

For the residents, who live with dementia, activities like cooking can give them such a sense of achievement when they see – and taste - what they’ve created. 

Hollie Prowse, manager at the home in Douglas Avenue, said: “We are proud to do everything we can to enrich the lives of our residents each and every day, and sometimes this can be with something very simple that they love to do.

“So many of our residents loved baking and cooking before they joined us, so we wanted them to experience that sense of continuity and belonging at Fernihurst.”

This week the residents have made their own ravioli, rolling their own herb pasta with Ruaan, adding a mince filling.