Celebrity chef boosts reputation of hospital food

November 29, 2010 by  

The official opening of the new restaurant at Forth Valley Royal Hospital was graced with the presence of a celebrity chef, Nick Nairn. As a rule, hospital canteens have not had the very best reputation when it comes to culinary fare but in contrast, the Forth Valley Royal’s restaurant opened with a culinary demonstration from Nick Nairn who served up a chicken and vegetable teriyaki stir fry to the delight of those attending the event.

Serco, the company behind the restaurant, have just been awarded a Healthy Living award for their work in promoting healthy food options in their outlets. Their restaurant at the hospital is a far cry from the canteen style that people have come to associate with hospitals and boasts a view across the Forth as well as promoting what they hope will be a vibrant atmosphere with fresh food made to order in the middle of the restaurant, to create a sense of theatre. The menu has been developed by chefs following guidelines on nutrition in conjunction with a team of dieticians. The healthy meals will be served in what is hoped will be a relaxing environment for staff as well as, of course, patients and their visitors.

A plaque was unveiled to officially open the new restaurant and, no doubt, print companies in Falkirk with experience in producing eye-catching menus for other restaurants around the region were enlisted to produce the menus tempting customers with the tasty yet healthy food options that will be on offer in the Forth Valley Royal.