A resident of Oak Way House on Kimbolton Road took a trip down memory lane recently when she re-visited the kitchens of Bedford Charter House, both part of Bedford Citizens Housing Association (BCHA).
Back in the 1980s, Gillian Craig, 79, was Head Cook at the original Bedford Charter House. She was invited to take a look around their brand new kitchens to see how things had changed since her day.
“I worked here for seven years and we catered for 62 people every day,” Gillian said. “The old kitchen was much smaller and we didn’t have all of the latest equipment that they have today. We had a great team and I loved working here.”
Gillian has lived at Oak Way House for three years. She worked in catering for most of her life, having studied cooking at Bedford College. She loved baking for her family and still occasionally cooks her favourite meals.
Marie Taylor, Chief Executive of BCHA said, “It was lovely to show Gillian our new kitchens at Charter House and she enjoyed meeting the catering team.
“I hope that it brought back some great memories of her working life here with us.”