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The provision of hot or chilled, healthy and nutritious meals to hospital patients is extremely important and Falcon equipment goes a long way in making it easy and safe.
With an established reputation of supplying the perfect equipment to hospital kitchens and caterers, our products can be found in these kitchens across the country.
In the article below our chef offers some suggestions as to the equipment that hospital kitchens should have to help them efficiently cater for the demand placed on them.
Essential Equipment – The Must Have’s:
Most hospital kitchens will typically need a combination of the following products in order to produce the variety of menu items demanded in a food production or service environment:
The combination of products, and the quantity and type of appliance will vary significantly with factors such as number of patient beds, size of kitchen/s, menus, service times etc. all being important considerations when selecting equipment.
Traditionally, hospital kitchen equipment featured mostly gas appliances, but new builds and demands have seen a distinctive turn towards electrical equipment, with energy efficient products such as induction hobs and combi ovens becoming integral parts of many new care sector kitchens.
Other Equipment – The Nice to Have’s
These products are generally not an absolute necessity for most hospital kitchens, however worth considering depending on the factors mentioned previously:
Which is best for my specific set up?
From small, community or private hospitals, to NHS Trusts and Local Authority managed, many of the equipment share the same features, use and benefits for each of these operations.
Although the emphasis remain firmly on producing healthy foods minimizing deep fried items, all 3 scenarios have essentially different style food offerings.
Therefore, the equipment required may well vary, not just in type, but also in the amount installed per kitchen.
Hospitals will often also cater for other hospitals or community hospitals. The food production will involve cook, chill / freeze and regenerate. Hot holding and chilled food service applies.
Typical Main Hospital Kitchen Equipment Set-up
Whether you need to replace existing equipment, add extra capacity or completely redesign your kitchen, our comprehensive product portfolio, experienced and knowledgeable support team and understanding of the unique requirements of the hospital caterer makes us the ideal partner for all your catering equipment needs.
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