Enhancing health and well-being

We're proud to serve the most vulnerable people in society with an ethical and sustainable approach. From our people to our food and packaging processes, it informs everything we do.

Nutrition matters to them, so it matters to us

The people you serve require the appropriate nutrition to meet their requirements, which is why our team of chefs work with our in-house Dietitian and Nutritionists to create every apetito recipe.

 
   Emily Stuart
   apetito Dietitian
 
   Phil Rimmer
   apetito Head Chef
This approach ensures nutrition and taste go hand in hand from the outset to provide our customers with tasty, nutritious meals.

We meet the highest nutritional standards

It’s extremely important to us that each and every meal meets the highest nutritional and safety standards.

That includes those set by the British Dietetic Association, National Association of Care Catering, the Hospital Foods Standards Panel and International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative.

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We’re helping to combat malnutrition

We are one of the founders and board members
of the Malnutrition Task Force.

Established in 2012, this is an independent group across health, social care and local government that raises awareness, provides information and offers practical guidance to help combat preventable undernutrition and dehydration in later life.

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Creating energy dense meals

Following our work with the task force, we created our award-winning Mini Meals Extra range smaller portion, energy and nutritionally dense meals. These were developed to help prevent malnutrition for those with a reduced appetite.


Food safety is our number one priority




Our customers need to know the food they eat is safe. Thanks to our accredited safety and traceability process, we know this is the case every time.

Once cooked, our positive release policy means a sample is taken from each batch of food, analysed in our three laboratories, before being released for sale once confirmed safe. We are also able to assure nutritional levels are maintained.


 
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We’re the only caterer to the health and social care sector that has microbiological, chemical and allergen laboratories onsite, all of which are independently accredited by the Campden Laboratory Accreditation Scheme.


 

Our accredited food safety process

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Step 1
At the Farm 

Before the ingredients arrive, we work with suppliers to complete assessments and audits on raw materials
Notes
Step 2
In the storage cupboard

We complete around 210 different checks each day on our ingredients
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Step 3
In our kitchen 

While cooking, we conduct an additional 2,800 checks each day during the cooking process
 
Testing
Step 4
Before delivery 

We test each batch of food we make before it is delivered to customers

 


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