In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Healthcare system is being pushed to its limits and is bravely fighting the battle on the frontlines day after day. The demand for increased resources to support an influx of patients extends not just to medical teams, but also to Healthcare Foodservice – which is now tasked with heightened emergency catering both on-site and off-site as overflow makeshift hospitals emerge. Healthcare Foodservice must adopt new catering technologies in order to rise to this unprecedented challenge.
With a pressing need for Healthcare Foodservice to scale up its operations and successfully cater to both patients and frontline workers alike, Pico has the remedies with mission critical catering solutions that are clean, safe and smart. The food warming systems that are most prevalent today, chafing fuels and induction, are both problematic for Healthcare where flames are restricted and electrical capacity for high voltage heating machinery is limited. Only Pico offers flameless and cordless alternatives that are portable and scalable.
Pico’s versatile VidaCasa line of flameless food warming and ice-free cooling solutions are ideally suited for Distancing. Healthcare Foodservice operations can utilize cordless H1X Hot Cells, C1 Cold Cells or water-activated HeatBlaster Instant Hot Catering to setup numerous serving stations, spaced at least 6 feet / 2 meters apart, where food is kept temperature controlled. This distancing practice minimizes the risk of cross-contamination and aligns with mandated Coronavirus protocol. Furthermore, these food stations can be made portable for off-site service in overflow environments such as tents and campuses.
The sanitary design of the VidaCasa line ensures hygienic Healthcare Foodservice solutions that measure up to hospitals’ high standards of cleanliness. Some examples of how Pico’s flameless food warming and ice-free cooling solutions keep it clean are:
Medical environments absolutely require Flameless non-hazardous food warming technologies. This requirement automatically rules out the common chafing fuel food warming method from consideration. Healthcare Foodservice can look to Flameless Heating solutions from Pico such as the H1X Hot Cell or HeatBlaster for safe food temperature control with the following benefits:
Only Pico can offer the innovative assortment of catering tools that enable fast and successful foodservice expansion for Healthcare facilities, with scalability. The lightweight and portable design of the VidaCasa line is stackable for easy storage with a carrying case for ease of transport from kitchen to service. Smart advantages include:
PICO offers the necessary solutions to this growing problem, with innovative food temperature control products that are available TODAY. Let us help partner in the battle against COVID-19. We’re all in this together!