DALLAS – Medical City Dallas today opened a new, remodeled cafeteria for patients and guests offering farm-to-table, fresh and organic menu options.
Organic, cage-free chicken, natural Angus beef, fresh fish and vegetables, and lean pork are among the new menu items. The cafeteria is also offering expanded food options, including made-to-order hot entrees, a pizza bar including flatbreads and paninis, a fresh deli station, self-serve Starbucks coffee, a Pepsi touchscreen fountain drink machine, and a self-serve, nonfat yogurt machine.
With additional seating to accommodate 204 guests, the new cafeteria boasts counter-height tables, seating with electrical outlets at each booth, newly updated furniture, seven flat-screen televisions, LED energy efficient lighting, digital menu boards, chandeliers and terrazzo floors. The newly renovated cafeteria was designed to create better flow, efficiency and enjoyment for guests.
“The newly renovated cafeteria at Medical City provides a greatly improved dining experience for our employees, patients and visitors. The spacious new dining area, coupled with faster service and an expansive variety of healthy offerings, will allow all of our guests to enjoy their meals as though they’re patrons of a top-tier restaurant,” said Troy Villarreal, President and CEO of Medical City Dallas. “This renovation project is just one example of our hospital’s continued commitment to providing the best for our patients and families.”
Medical City’s new Executive Chef, Miguel Blasini, CEC, joined Medical City in August 2015. As a former Executive Chef at Wolfgang Puck, his previous culinary experience includes a focus on fresh, locally grown food. Chef Blasini is cooking meals from scratch with local, fresh and organic ingredients.
“Cooking is what I love to do and what I believe I was put on this planet to do – to teach people about the basics of great food and to inspire healthy eating,” said Medical City Dallas Executive Chef Miguel Blasini.
Founded in 1974, Medical City Dallas is an award-winning, 668-bed hospital recognized for its state-of-the-art medical facilities and commitment to excellence in patient care. Located in Dallas, Texas, the medical team consists of more than 1,200 physicians, many of whom are world experts in their fields. Medical City offers nearly 100 specialties, including world-class programs for heart and vascular, brain and spine, women’s services, orthopedics, transplant (heart, kidney and pancreas), cancer, bariatrics and robotic surgery. Medical City has been recognized by The Joint Commission in 2015 as a Top Performer on key quality measures and was named a top 10 Best Hospital in Texas by U.S. News and World Report in 2015. Medical City Dallas is an affiliate of Medical City Healthcare.