60 Seconds with Adriano Carvalho , Loveday Abbey Road Head Chef.

Name: Adriano Carvalho

Position: Head Chef – Abbey Road

How long have you worked at Loveday - 8 months


Where do you live:
I live in Newbury, West Berkshire with my Wife, Daughter and my Border Collie.

Hobbies & interests:
Cooking, driving and astronomy

Favourite part of London:
City of London

Favourite restaurant (in London):
Amazonico London – a Latin American Restaurant

Favourite holiday destination:
New Zealand

Favourite movie:
A Beautiful Mind

Career highlight?
To have received the Above & Beyond Special Award 2022 from Care Home and Catering Magazine.

Favourite meal to enjoy with Members?
Pressed Pork Belly, Roasted Apple & Celeriac Puree.

What music gets you dancing with Members?
Macarena always gets me dancing!

Favourite part of job?
Conversations with Members

Favourite activity to do with Members?
Macaroons Masterclass

Favourite part of the day?
Serving - Lunch Time

What gets you out of bed in the morning? 
Apart from my 4am Alarm Clock, the desire to give people wonderful food experiences to
evoke their happy memories.

If you could take Members on a journey anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would take them to Brazil - Fernando de Noronha as it is one of the most beautiful places in
the world. Here the members could experience raw nature, unique exotic food and wonder at the amazing marine life.

What does good care mean to you?
Understanding the members, respecting, hearing their views and carrying out their wishes.