Hospital food is not known for its culinary delights. On the one occasion I was subjected to it several years ago, I was very much scarred by how grim it was.
But the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin is making waves with its refreshing approach to food, always making sure to serve up fresh, healthy meals.
The hospital’s executive chef, Joyce, recently shared a video from their kitchen and commented, ‘Rotunda patient food hand carved and plated up at ward. Never travels in a hotbox, plated and straight to patient. Keeping it fresh, fresh, fresh.’
— Joyce, Executive Chef Rotunda (@joyce06349644) May 29, 2019
Joyce added that they also offer vegan and vegetarian options and said, ‘Hopefully in the near future we have an a la carte menu and food will be produced when ordered.’
Mexico ???????? has arrived in Rotunda. By chefo el trevo pic.twitter.com/CrV4v1zZU5
— Joyce, Executive Chef Rotunda (@joyce06349644) February 28, 2019
Plenty of patients have been sharing their own positive experiences at the hospital, too:
I found the food to be really excellent in the @RotundaHospital on all 3 of my week long stays after c sections. My husband joked that it was like a hotel and that I would never come home ???????? well done to all, it really makes such a difference during those first couple of days!
— Una Fitzpatrick (@UnaFitzpatrick0) May 30, 2019
I had such fabulous food when my twins were born last July.I even asked my midwife to pass compliments to (&who was the)chef. Hubbie even tried to dive into meals a few times ????????
— Keira Brogan (@BroganKeira) May 29, 2019
Well done to you and the team! I loved the food during my stay last month - was raving about it to anyone who’d listen. Definitely makes recovery easier to have such nutritious options. I’ve even tried to recreate the breakfast tray at home ????????????
— Aoife Keane (@AKeane83) May 30, 2019