Meet Arcare Cheltenham’s Head Chef, Myra Stephanie Gerardo Magsalin.
Chef Steph has worked in the Arcare Cheltenham community for just over two years.
Q. What do you enjoy about your role?
I enjoy everything I do, but most of all putting a smile to our clients faces, and making them feel loved, special and cared for by providing them quality and delicious food that they deserved. At Arcare Cheltenham, we have a very accommodating and caring nurses, who provide tender loving care to our clients.
Q. What do you love about Arcare and working in Aged Care?
I love the working environment itself. I enjoy having the harmonious connection with the care staff, lifestyle staff, nurses and manager. Working in an environment where you have the utmost support from the residence manager is one of the best part.
Q. What are your favourite stories from working at Arcare Cheltenham?
There are so many stories to tell, but my favourite one is seeing happiness and contentment of our clients. Our clients are very grateful and appreciative, even if they are having a hard time (Mobility wise). To come down all the way through to the kitchen, just to personally give me a hand shake and a tap on the shoulder while saying thank-you, gives me more motivation to continue providing them the best food I can with my team. I couldn’t have made it this far without their support.
Q. What tips or advice would you give to someone looking to work in Aged Care?
Always decide from your heart. Always invest your 100- 110% of love and dedication to whatever you do without expecting anything in return.
Q. What are your hobbies? What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I have got few hobbies, but obviously I love and enjoy cooking and as a party planner on my spare time. I also love simple road trip driving by the bay, while listening to smooth music.