Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Features

OPENING DATE
June 2012

PEAK RETAIL MEAL VOLUME
800-1000

LICENSED BEDS
288

SCOPE
New Foodservice Department
New Retail Cafe/Kitchen

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago offers the latest innovations in medical care and technology, enhanced clinical programs, advanced research and improved family amenities. The new 23-story, state-of-the-art hospital furthers the mission to provide superior care to the region’s most critically ill and injured children now and in the future.

The main retail dining area, located on the 11th floor, serves the majority of staff and visitors, with the dining area accommodating approximately 250 people. The new foodservice department space is approximately 10,000 square feet and includes a kitchen, cafeteria and dining room.

The main entrée stations include a grill, stone hearth pizza, deli, salad bar, traditional fare and chef’s special with display cooking. A tray return is open to the dining room for returning soiled cafeteria trays. The food production system is a traditional cook-serve production method with a room service style patient meal delivery system, enhanced by a host/hostess program on each floor.

The sustainable facility will qualify for LEED® certification.