To support the Great Living Menu, food services will prepare meal using a new process called "Cook-Serve." This process enables food to be cooked fresh and served hot versus reheating food.
Patients at HUP will also see a whole new look for food trays. Cook-Serve Trays will have a more elegant appearance, and plate and soup bowl sizes will be larger and resemble items patients might use in their own homes.
Additionally, orders for food will be taken closer to meal time, and coffee will be poured on the patient care unit to ensure hot fresh coffee is delivered to those who order it.
More Changes in Food Services at HUP
- Patient food orders will be taken, in person, by a catering associate (CA), closer to the actual meal time (breakfast order taken after dinner; lunch order taken after breakfast; dinner order taken after lunch).
- The CA will then come to the kitchen assemble the food that the chefs have freshly prepared and deliver it to their patients. They will review the patient trays to ensure that patients received everything ordered.
- Food Services will use a new system called "Heat on Demand" which will ensure that hot food maintains its hot temperatures for more than 60 minutes.
Food Services at HUP hopes patients enjoy these changes to the menu and meal services at HUP.