The Case For Cook Freeze
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The apetito cook freeze system ensures everyone can enjoy a freshly prepared hot meal.
Including frozen fruit and vegetables will give more people better access to nutritious fruit and vegetables
Department Of Health
Every chef knows that a meal is at its freshest the moment it’s prepared. But in some hospitals, food is cooked and then held for a long period before it is served, meaning that the taste, appearance and nutritional content can deteriorate.
apetito cook freeze system
The apetito cook freeze system works on the principle that food should be regenerated immediately before it is served to a patient. Our system allows you to regenerate food close to the ward, so your patients can enjoy a freshly prepared hot meal. This system also gives you the flexibility to order different pack sizes, so you can serve exactly the number of portions you need.
Benefits of frozen food
There is often much ill informed emotion around the fresh versus frozen debate. However, frozen food is often in reality 'fresher' and more nutritious than so called fresh or chilled food. We freeze our meals as soon as they are prepared: locking in the goodness, flavour, vitamins and minerals.
Frozen food offers a number of benefits for hospital catering:
- Improved safety over cook-chill process
- Less temperature sensitive
- Easy to handle
- Longer product shelf-life
- Fewer deliveries required
- Reduced wastage
- Consistent quality
- Allows use of seasonal vegetables