Hospital meals

Hospital meals for patients

At apetito, we've spent over 15 years perfecting hospital meals that nourish and delight patients. Our hospital meal services make providing food for your patients’ simple. Combined with a reliable service that’s valued by more than 400 NHS hospitals, choosing apetito means that you care about getting hospital meals delivered on-time and giving your patients the nourishment they need to aid their recovery.

Making a real difference

"It’s great when relatives and staff tell us that a patient regained their appetite when our meals were introduced into a hospital, and that this is having a beneficial effect on their health. It really makes my job worthwhile."

Rosemarie Hoyle Divisional Manager, Hospitals
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The best ingredients, sustainably sourced

We hand pick the best ingredients for our hospital meals so that they look great and taste even better. We only source food we can be proud of regarding animal welfare, food safety and farm assurance. Including sustainably caught fish.

Nutrition locked in

Our talented chefs work with qualified dietitians to perfect nutritious, tasty hospital meals. They’re prepared and frozen within one hour to lock in the nutrition and flavour that would otherwise be lost during transit and storage.

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The apetito safety laboratory

Our food is one of the safest catering options available for hospitals. We run state-of-the-art, accredited laboratories and no batch of food is released until it has passed rigorous microbiological testing. We can trace all our ingredients up and down the food chain right back to its source. We are audited annually against the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety, and we consistently achieve the highest level of accreditation.

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Allergen control

We’ve created a range of hospital meals that are free from 12 out of the 14 known allergies. We also do not allow nuts or their derivatives into any of our production facilities. With help from our suppliers, we’ve been able to remove nut warnings from more than 99% of the ingredients we buy.

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Variety and choice

With a wide range of meals and desserts to choose from, you can offer a varied menu to suit every taste. We cater for specialist nutrition, food allergies, different cultural tastes and specific religious beliefs. Such choice ensures everyone can look forward to a great meal.

The whole package

"apetito offers the whole package with a wide range of quality, nutritious meals, reduced wastage and bespoke solutions to help us meet the needs of each patient."

Catering Manager Musgrove Park
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Did you know?

Around 33,000 delicious apetito meals are served to patients every day, packed with nutritional goodness and catering for every dietary need.

Find out more

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