Healthy and Affordable – The Hospital Food Balancing Act
Hospital food has a reputation, and it’s not for being an affordable health food. It doesn’t make sense. The purpose of hospitals is to help people get healthy when they are ill. Feeding them low-quality meats and dairy products is not the recipe for success. The dichotomy is that hospitals are also businesses, and that means you have to make money. So you have goals that are at odds.
Culinary Specialties is trying to help. While it’s true that not every food item we produce is “health food,” we do pay attention to things like sourcing, taste, quality, and safety. Then, we combine our delicious foods with a wholesale discount. Here are a few of the ways we can help your hospital improve its food quality:
- Safety precautions – We apply guidelines from the FDA, USDA, SQF, and other important governing organizations. We also stay up to date with product recall information.
- Individual quick freezing – Using the IQF process results in food that looks and tastes more appealing. At the same time, it also makes the food easier to heat and serve with minimal cafeteria staff.
- Locally sourced – Local food is fresher, healthier, and tastes better. So we always source our food from local growers when we can.