Media Release

Thumbs up from Board after taste testing our food

Board members at The QEH King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust got the chance to taste the food which patients are served.

More than 20 meals were prepared for the October Board meeting – in the exact portion size and in the same way as they are served on our wards.

In line with the two-week menu cycle which the Catering Team utilises, the choices were minced lamb or beef hotpot (both with vegetables), and cheese and potato pie with beans. There was also salad, fresh fruit and ice cream.

Caroline Shaw Stewart Nimmo Steve Barnett
Head Chef and Acting Catering Manager Stewart Nimmo with (front) CEO Caroline Shaw and Trust chairman Steve Barnett

Chief Operating Officer Denise Smith said: “The meals smelt and tasted very nice. Our Catering Team does a fantastic job in providing a range of high quality, nutritious options for our patients and, generally, the feedback from them is always positive.”

The taste and presentation of the meals are a matter of personal pride for Stewart Nimmo, who has been at the Trust for 28 years, the last nine as Head Chef and Acting Catering Manager since October 2017.

Meal choices are currently ordered via paper slips but the Trust is looking at the possibility of an electronic ordering system.


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