Wednesday 17th February 2010 by C. Freeman
The restaurant at Brooke Weston has been awarded five stars by the Corby Environmental Health department after an inspection that scrutinised all aspects of food hygiene and preparation.
It was the first time that the local environmental health officer, John Brookes, had awarded the highest mark under its 'Scores on the Doors' system in Corby. The scheme, which is a Food Standards Agency initiative, grades any shop, organisation or business that sells food and publishes the result on its website.
Mr Brookes said: 'Five stars is a very good achievement and the scheme is purely based on the hygienic preparation of food. I go through an inspection and a series of questions looking at supplies, deliveries and the preparation and reheating of food.'
Partnership Catering manager, Mrs Christine Gray said: 'Mr Brookes came in at lunchtime because he wanted to see us in action. He checked everywhere, the kitchen, the stores, even the seals on the fridges and freezers. Hygiene standards have to be second to none. He asked questions about all our procedures, such as checking the temperature of the food when it is delivered, keeping up-to-date with hazardous substance training and checking that packaging and deliveries are correct. I'm delighted with this grading and the team, who are excellent, were absolutely over the moon.'