Are you Hungry Yet?

When I say “hospital cafeteria” – What pictures come to mind? If you visualize pans of mystery meat and green Jello you haven’t been to our beautiful new cafeteria. The space opened with the June dedication of the new hospital and Kathy Grover, our Director for Nutrition Services took us behind the scenes.

Cafeteria sign that looks like art!

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Our woodfired oven cranks out 720 slices of pizza every day in 20 different varieties. The classics are a favorite but don’t pass by the BBQ Chicken – delicious!!
  • Watch our chefs cook your individual meal to order at the Display Station. You pick the ingredients (Omelets in the morning and Italian or Asian for lunch/dinner) and watch while the chef does the rest.
  • No Trash Cans – What? To encourage recycling all trash, trays and leftovers are placed on the “accumulator” where they pass into the kitchen for sorting and cleaning. All part of our commitment to “green”
  • Hold the pickle – Our new deli station makes fresh and fabulous sandwiches to order.
  • Outdoor dining has arrived. The new cafeteria features a beautiful landscaped courtyard
  • Sharing the love – We were able to donate all the kitchen equipment from our closed kitchen space to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank; helping them outfit several service kitchens. That’s just icing on the cake!

If you’ve eaten in the new cafeteria let us know what you think. We’d love your feedback and menu suggestions. Bon Appetit!

Wood fired pizza!

Our outdoor dining area. Relaxing!

One of the yummy food stations.

All trash and dishes are placed here and rotate to the back. There are no trash cans in the cafeteria.

Donna Teach
Donna Teach is Chief Marketing & Communication Officer at Nationwide Children's. Her job is to help the hospital feel "connected" – Connected to each other, connected to our patients and their families, referring physicians, the community and the world.

One thought on “Are you Hungry Yet?

  1. Kara Doerfer on said:

    Love the new things happening at Nationwide! I’ve been a patient there for 28 years, and seeing the changes have impressed me. Is it sad to say that I am looking forward to my next hospital stay? :)

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