The event, which was held at First Choice’s Cannock head office and development kitchens, attracted catering managers from NHS Hospital Trusts in Kings Lynn, Sheffield, Oswestry and Milton Keynes,
This is part of the work that the Love British Food Hospitals Working Group is leading to ‘inspire’ Trusts to promote British food on their menus year-round.
In November 2021 Neely started a campaign called @NoHungryStaff on social media to gain support for more 24/7 food in the NHS particularly for staff working long shifts out-of-hours.
The branch theme of ‘The Voice of Hospital Caterers’ is both a call to action for HCA members and a re-assurance that catering teams are the ‘experts’ on the s
Free hot drinks and toast or a cereal bar are being offered to all 16,000 staff across both hospitals as well as a subsidised hot meal for £1.50.
Jim Richardson and Ronnie Parrett-Harris talked to the pupils about their careers in hospital catering as part of a project designed to show youngsters the wide range of careers available to them i
The 14 attendees were served steamplicity meals, which uses an ‘innovative’ cooking system to cook fresh and raw ingredients in minutes.
The Royal Free London is one of only 20 trusts nationally to have joined the NHS exemplary trusts programme and hospital food network.
There are still some places to attend the next session, which will take place at The Orange Kitchen Cookery School on Thursday 29 September 2022.
It is estimated that estates and facilities services make up around 8% of NHS staffing but they are often overlooked and undervalued within the work environment.