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Rational seminar considers NHS Hospital Food Review six months on
 The NHS Hospital Food Review – where are we now?

‘The Future of Hospital Kitchens #2’ Rational seminarconsiders latest thinking, six months on

Under the heading, ‘The Future of Hospital Kitchens #2’, this is the second Rational seminar to deep dive into the Hospital Food Review, the first one having taken place six months ago.  Colin Parry, Director of Rational and a member of the seminar panel, says, “The seminar is supporting the industry by offering hospital caterers a forum where they can continue the Review conversation.  Not only will attendees find out what the experts are thinking, but also hear what leading exponents are doing to fulfil the aims of the Review.” 

Rational’s latest free online hospital catering seminar considers how the landscape has changed since the launch of the NHS Hospital Food Review.  The panel of experts, including Philip Shelley, Chair of the Review, will cover a wide range of topics, looking at the latest ideas and strategies to promote best practice. 

The seminar takes place on Wednesday October 20th, from 3-5pm.  To register to attend email

On the panel alongside Phillip Shelley and Colin Parry are Naomi Campbell RGN, an independent hydration care nurse consultant; Tim Radcliffe, Facilities Manager at East Lancashire Hospital; Mike Ridder of Dragon Consultancy; and Nick Vadis, Culinary Director at Compass Group.  Together they’ll  give a “six months on” progress report and cover key topics as diverse as staffing, hydration and food to go. 

Colin Parry will also be on the panel for the upcoming Hospital Caterers Association seminar (to run on 10th November, 2021) where he will lead the section discussing the growing importance of food to go in the hospital sector. 

‘The Future of Hospital Kitchens #2’ is the fifth in a series of sector-specific online seminars run by Rational in association with The Chefs’ Forum.  Each looks at, and is tailor-made for, a specific sector, such as hospitals, education or pubs.  To find out more email

RATIONAL is the leading provider in hot food preparation equipment and, with the iCombi Pro and the iVario multifunctional cooking system, the company delivers 95% of all conventional cooking applications.  Rational’s ConnectedCooking allows operators to monitor, manage and update their Rational appliances remotely, from a PC, tablet or smartphone.  iKitchen is the combination of the iCombi Pro, iVario Pro and ConnectedCooking – iKitchen delivers the best kitchen management and the best cooking solutions.  For information and brochures, or to find out about free Rational Live online demonstrations, call +44 (0)1582 480388, freephone 0800 389 2944 or visit


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Editor's notes:


The RATIONAL Group is the world market and technology leader in the field of hot food preparation for professional kitchens. Founded in 1973, the company employs more than 1,100 people in Germany and a total of around 2,000 worldwide. Since the IPO in 2000, RATIONAL has been listed on the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange and is included in the SDAX.

The primary objective of the company is to always offer its customers maximum benefits. Internally RATIONAL is committed to the principle of sustainability, expressed in its policies on environmental protection, leadership and social responsibility. Year after year, numerous international awards testify to the exceptional quality of RATIONAL’s work.