Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

AUG 2017

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48 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • AUGUST 2017 new equipment also made possible a steady flow of food production and to help cook and finish food properly. We were able to enhance the quality of our food and offer more healthful menu items. We also added a salad bar action station to the front of the house." Staff also produce menu items for themed special events including Texas State Fair day, Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick's Day. JPS' approach resonates with customers, as sales continue to exceed budget by about 10 percent each month. Jones credits the special events and new features for such positive results. "This is all very well received by our cus- tomers and staff have fun with it," she says. The main cafeteria offers hot break- fast entrees and items from the grill from 6:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. and full service at lunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Capturing grab-and-go business and evening meal services, the Café Express area operates from 6:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Menu offerings include pasta to go, sandwiches, wraps, parfaits, desserts, salads, snacks, branded coffee, sodas and a variety of specialty drinks. The JPS Cafeteria also supports a satel- lite location, the Corner Spot kiosk. Open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., this operation resides in the Patient Care Pavilion to provide foodservice offerings for the emergency department and nearby lobbies. The kiosk sells wraps, salads, sandwiches, gourmet desserts, snacks, specialty drinks and branded coffee. During National Nutrition Month, Food and Nutrition Services staff teamed up with the Clinical RD team and the Health & Wellness dietitian to introduce customers to healthy dining options such as grilled fish on Fridays, quinoa at the action station and whole fruit at every station. The variety of choices and reasonable pricing Rosa Jaurequi, a JPS Health Network Nutritional Services staff member, delivers lunch to a new mother at JPS Health Network's main hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. "THE NEW EQUIPMENT ALSO MADE POSSIBLE A STEADY FLOW OF FOOD PRODUCTION AND TO HELP COOK AND FINISH FOOD PROPERLY." — Neal Lavender, executive director of Food and Nutrition Services

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