KORTRIJK, Belgium, March 14 (Reuters) – Hospital meals would usually rank alongside college lunches on the culinary charts however a hospital in western Belgium has damaged the stereotype after profitable approval from a prestigious French restaurant information.

AZ Groeninge within the metropolis of Kortrijk turns into the primary hospital within the Benelux to be formally recognised by Gault & Millau for the standard of the meals it serves to its sufferers.

Marc Declerck, chief government of Gault & Millau Benelux mentioned the information producer has been collaborating for greater than 10 years with the likes of firms and retirement houses on the meals served to workers and residents.

The hospital introduced in Gault & Millau consultants to examine their meals and supply recommendation for enchancment, notably for his or her fish dishes, their sauces and their potato servings.

The information subsequently decided that the hospital’s meals was of a excessive commonplace, and Declerck mentioned he can be blissful to serve up a few of its dishes in his own residence.

The final recommendation, he mentioned, is to work with good elements and keep on with easy recipes.

“Individuals don’t desire essentially too difficult issues. Make it wholesome, make it tasty… Attempt to prepare dinner for them such as you would prepare dinner for your self,” he advised Reuters.

The meals ready for sufferers won’t truly function within the annual restaurant information however have been formally licensed by Gault & Millau for 2023.

Writing by Philip Blenkinsop
Enhancing by Gareth Jones

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