A nourishing harvest bowl. A hearty chili. Or some comfort food like mac and cheese. These are just a few of the new dishes made onsite with local ingredients that are now available in the cafeteria at The Scarborough Hospital’s (TSH) General campus.
“Marek is excited to offer ‘Provincial Plate’ options in our weekly menu, with meals featuring local meats and produce cooked from scratch in our kitchen,” says Gord Shaw, Director of Retail Food Services at TSH for Marek Hospitality Inc. Marek runs both the cafeteria at TSH’s General campus, as well as the Tim Hortons locations at both the General and Birchmount campuses.
“Meals made from scratch are simply better when the ingredients used in entrees arrive fresh from local suppliers, and we’re proud to be able to work with Marek to deliver more of these delicious dishes to cafeteria customers,” adds Tyler Crocker, Director Facilities and Environment at TSH.
The Provincial Plate menu program was rolled out across Canada this fall among all of Marek’s retail health care locations. Chicken and beef comes from local butchers in each province and produce from local farmers. In addition, fish arrives fresh and not frozen.
Gord also notes that the chicken served in the cafeteria at TSH is Halal, which can be important for customers within the diverse community of Scarborough.
Provincial Plate menu items will be identified with a special logo on the weekly menu posted in the cafeteria.