The Gluten Intolerance Group Food Service Certification Program (GFFS) is proud to announce that The University of Chicago Medical Center and Campus food service have both recently completed a successful re-certification process.
The medical center has two (2) kitchens that serve gluten-free meals directly to the patients in their rooms. Patients staying at the hospital are able to order gluten-free meals that are safely made away from the rest of the patient meal prep areas, in separate kitchen locations following strict protocols. This process, as part of the food services program at the hospital managed by Aramark Healthcare Food Service, allows greater confidence that these meals are being served safely. Along with the patient kitchens, the medical center also has an outlet in the public food court, Café Central, that is certified gluten-free following the same protocols. The results of these locations continuing with their GFFS certification means that the staff, patients, and visitors to the medical center will all continue to have a place to eat safely while at the hospital, no matter what the reason.
The university campus has three (3) dining halls that each have a certified gluten-free station. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Bon Appetit Management Company staff over the past 6 months, the gluten-free stations offer a wonderful selection of safe and delicious gluten-free meals which all follow GFFS’s strict protocols.
All six (6) of these locations are audited every year to maintain confidence that the program continues to be followed as intended. The university medical center and campus along with the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) take certification seriously and strive to safely feed those with gluten intolerance.
“We are so thrilled to have The University of Chicago successfully complete the re-certification process,: says Lindsey Yeakle, GFFS Quality Control Manager. “It says a lot about the dedication of a facility that is willing to continue to go through our strict procedures year after year to ensure the gluten free community remains confident in the University of Chicago dining facilities. Whether a student on campus, patient in the medical center, staff or visitor…they have everyone covered.”
For more information about the gluten-free services offered at The University of Chicago Medical Center please visit their website here.
For more information about the gluten-free services offered at The University of Chicago campus, click here to visit their site.