Chef Kevin works in a care home in Perthshire, Scotland, and the residents of the establishment absolutely love him. No wonder. Not only does he make dishes that look like something straight out of a Michelin-starred restaurant, but he also involves the residents in developing the menu.

The admiration for Kevin's work may have remained local if it wasn't for his younger sister Yvonne. She recently shared photos of the plates the passionate chef has prepared on the Internet and it spread all over the world.

"I am extremely proud of my big brother and we are always discussing food and recipes," Yvonne told Bored Panda. "I have recently become vegan and I work in a nursery so I am always asking him for ideas! When he shared these photos with me, I just thought, 'Wow, I need other people to see what he does.' During this strange time of the COVID-19 lockdown, care homes have had it tough and I just wanted people to see the happiness my brother brings to the residents."

The woman also wanted her brother to see how many people would appreciate what he does if they only had the chance to. And now they have. "Kevin is overwhelmed by all the positive comments that everyone has left. We both hope that his ideas and recipes will inspire others to try out new things within the kitchen," Yvonne said.

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Everything On The Right Plate Is Puréed

Everything On The Right Plate Is Puréed

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Sonja
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4 months ago

Ooooo that's so sweet that someone took his time to arrage it like normal food. I do not know the guy, but already love him.

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"My brother is 42 years old with a very happy, cheerful and easy-going personality," Yvonne said. "He loves to make people laugh and is the kind of person that lights up a room when he walks into it." She added that Kevin is not just a full-time chef but a loving husband and dad to his two children as well.

"He has a busy life juggling all of this but somehow continues to bring love and passion to his cooking."

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Free Standing Creme Brûlée On An Oreo Biscuit Base

Free Standing Creme Brûlée On An Oreo Biscuit Base

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Opazi Marcha
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4 months ago

I’m getting a bit hungry.

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Kevin became a chef in 1995, straight after leaving school. "I had been working at the local chip shop after school for a couple of years. My cousin who had just become a chef at a hotel outside my town decided he didn’t enjoy it and left. With a little encouragement from my mother, I contacted the hotel to ask if there were any jobs available (secretly knowing that there was) and unlike my cousin, found out that I actually have a passion for cooking," the chef said.

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Grumble O'Pug
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4 months ago

profiteroles! Wow!!

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Kevin and his wife, Heather, married in 2005. They decided to go to New Zealand on a working visa for a year-long honeymoon. There, Kevin was offered a job at a retirement home and loved every minute of it.

When the year was up and the couple had to come home, Kevin started looking for a place to work at again, and wouldn't you know it: a care home 10 miles outside his town was looking for a head chef. "The best part of working in care is the interaction with the residents," he explained. "We plan the menus together and we even have tasting sessions which is great fun (this also gives me a chance to try something different for myself and the residents)."

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Lasagne

Lasagne

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chi-wei shen
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4 months ago

This chef puts some effort into the presentation.

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The residents and their families come to the home and together with Kevin, they try out some of the new dishes from the menu. "They all have scorecards and if a new dish scores high, it goes on and if it's bad, we discuss how to change that dish to make it better. The residents always look forward to their meals and it feels good to know that they have had a lovely home-cooked meal."

The chef likes to give them the full dining experience and he puts so much effort into it, sometimes new residents even try to pay for their meal. "The smile on their face when I explain to them that it’s all been paid for. Every day is different and that’s why I love what I do."

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Lasagne Made With Homemade Pasta

Lasagne Made With Homemade Pasta

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Opazi Marcha
Community Member
4 months ago

Oooooohh!

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High Tea Cakes

High Tea Cakes

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Opazi Marcha
Community Member
4 months ago

Those look amazing.

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Vegetarian Wellington

Vegetarian Wellington

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

What is used to replace the beef in the vegetarian version?

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Mozzarella Sticks & Chilli Dip

Mozzarella Sticks & Chilli Dip

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm getting a bit hungry right now.

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Orkney Caramel Shortbread

Orkney Caramel Shortbread

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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4 months ago (edited)

Mmm, I love homemade Scottish shortbread. So much better than the pre-packaged kind.

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Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

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Opazi Marcha
Community Member
4 months ago

The presentation is great!

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Veg Pakora

Veg Pakora

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Sethurama Iyer
Community Member
4 months ago

Pakora is deep-fried vegetables (usually onions and cauliflower) in a chickpea batter. This is some good looking pakora!

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Mango Mousse

Mango Mousse

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Sethurama Iyer
Community Member
4 months ago

Those are some giant berries!

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Aubergine & Courgette Fritters With A Mint Yogurt Dip

Aubergine & Courgette Fritters With A Mint Yogurt Dip

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Molly A. Block
Community Member
4 months ago

courgettes are simply zucchini sliced, battered, and fried. Aubergine is an eggplant, fixed the same way.

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Venison And Cumberland Sauce

Venison And Cumberland Sauce

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The Cute Cat
Community Member
4 months ago

Such a talent..

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Level 4 Pureed Meatballs

Level 4 Pureed Meatballs

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Laura Campos
Community Member
4 months ago

These are heroic and creative efforts to give stroke victims and others with swallowing difficulties something pleasing and palatable to eat. Kudos to the chef!

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Doughnuts

Doughnuts

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Opazi Marcha
Community Member
4 months ago

My grandfather used To make homemade jelly donuts. They were better than anything.

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High Tea Cakes

High Tea Cakes

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Opazi Marcha
Community Member
4 months ago

Custard tartlets? Yum!

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Ploughman's Platter

Ploughman's Platter

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

Something quick and easy. I often eat a platter like this for breakfast.

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kathryn stretton
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4 months ago

Cheesy pasta on Yorkshire puddings I think.

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Stuffed Tomato And A Therapeutic Level 4 Version

Stuffed Tomato And A Therapeutic Level 4 Version

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JessG
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4 months ago

Therapeutic what?

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Icecream Desert

Icecream Desert

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
4 months ago

Bring on the dessert! I so wanna try this right now.

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Turkey Wrap

Turkey Wrap

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Donna Leske
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks yum!

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Full English

Full English

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Batwench
Community Member
4 months ago

Shouldn't it be 'The Full Scottish'?

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Burns Supper

Burns Supper

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JessG
Community Member
4 months ago

Wash it down with scotch, perfect! Lol

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GFSTaylor
Community Member
4 months ago

cheese and brown pickles in yorkshire puddings, I think.

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Fondant Potato

Fondant Potato

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Molly A. Block
Community Member
4 months ago

How do you serve this?

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
4 months ago

It's so nice to see some variety available. Most care homes only have one item on the menu, and too bad if the residents don't like it. Lovely to see that they have a choice.

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Free Standing Creme Brûlée With Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream And A Brandy Snap Disc. 1st Attempt At A Free Standing Brûlée

Free Standing Creme Brûlée With Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream And A Brandy Snap Disc. 1st Attempt At A Free Standing Brûlée

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Molly A. Block
Community Member
4 months ago

YES

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#29

Apple Strudal Flan And Apple Charlotte

Apple Strudal Flan And Apple Charlotte

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

It should read Apple Strudel (a word of German origin).

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JessG
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4 months ago

Looks maybe like ratatouille

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