Calcot Hotel Cooks for the Covid-19 Isolated, with Complimentary Meals Delivered to the Door

Calcot Hotel & Spa has launched a complimentary chef-made meal delivery service to those in self isolation.  The high-end Cotswolds hotel, near Tetbury has engineered a thoughtful food distribution to supply of nutritious two-course meals to vulnerable groups in isolation, staffed by furloughed Calcot employees and council volunteers.

The Calcot team have been working with four surrounding councils of Tetbury, Malmsbury, Nailsworth and Sherston to identify those most in need, in terms of lacking a home support network, to ensure they get chef-made tasty, nutritional meals delivered to their doors, completely free of charge, three days a week.

Richard Davies and Michael Bain with meals ready for deliveryThe service supports isolated and elderly people, vulnerable individuals and families who are unable to leave the house during the Covid-19 crisis. Delicious meals, consisting of a main course and dessert, are prepared by Richard and the culinary team at Calcot, then distributed by a council volunteers to those isolated by Covid-19, as well as NHS workers, completely free of charge.

Deliveries are made to vulnerable groups in isolation every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the Calcot kitchen team are producing 164 meals a day and this is set to rise considerably as more people require this help.

Chef Davies has devised a delicious menu of nutritious two course meals to be reheated by the recipient, packaged into hearty portions.  The menu changes daily and clients can expect fantastic main courses like Stokes Marsh Farm Beef Stew, Chicken and Mushroom Fricassee or Fish Pie, all served with locally sourced seasonal vegetables or rice.  There is always a delicious dessert of traditional crumbles or sponge puddings for recipients to look forward to.  All ingredients are from local suppliers to help keep them going at this difficult time.

Richard Davies CookingRichard Davies said:

“Calcot’s Executive Chairman, Richard Ball and I both felt that we wanted to use the time that we are on Furlough to contribute and help those affected most by Coronavirus on a local level.  We are especially grateful to our furloughed colleagues for volunteering to cook for this vital cause. The Stone family who are the principle shareholders behind the Calcot Collection have kindly offered to sponsor all associated costs for the initiative.”

Richard also expressed his gratitude to local suppliers who have donated produce and fuel to help get the meals delivered to those in need.

He continued

“The kindness and willingness demonstrated by my suppliers to contribute towards and support this initiative has been truly amazing. Everyone is doing their bit to help; from helping with vegetable prep to donating funds to fuel the volunteers’ cars, it all helps and is very much appreciated. It would be great if other hospitality businesses are able do the same, so we can all join forces to use our culinary skills to help those in crises in the current pandemic.”

Calcot Hotel would like to thank local suppliers New Wave Seafood (Fairford), Walter Rose & Son butchers (Devizes) and Cam Catering (Dursley) for meat, Bramleys of Cirencester and Total Produce (Bristol) for fruit, veg and dry goods and Car Care of Tetbury for donating £200 towards fuel costs.

Any local businesses or chefs wishing to support this initiative should email Richard on: