Since December 2021, the company Gaudium Serhs S.L. which is part of the SERHS Food Division, has been the company awarded the comprehensive kitchen service, operation of the cafeteria and vending machines, as well as other food products of the Cotxeres Comprehensive Health Center (CISC), located in Cotxeres de Borbó of Barcelona.
It is a center with 209 spots for long stays, polyvalent medium stays and sub-acute care. The Day Hospital has 50 beds. SERHS had already provided this service before between 2011 and 2015. New products and service improvements have been incorporated, both in number of diets and in quality, following current healthy and sustainable times.
The feeding system will be based on the evolution of the cold line following the SINC (Security Innovation & Nutrition for Catering by Serhs). It is the only comprehensive management model for health catering where food safety is 100% guaranteed. With more than 10 years of experience in the implementation of the SINC solution in hospital centers, without errors in the management of more than 2,000,000 meals served. They highlight as fundamental aspects individual satisfaction, each patient a unique diet, regularity and variety in food, sustainability in management together with maximum hygiene and food safety.
SERHS Food is the fist and only collective catering company in Spain, in the High Performance Kitchen, certified in the FSSC 22000 v5 standard and which also has ISO 9001:2015 on quality and ISO 22,000:2018 on food safety.
VALORAFOOD consists of an operational group coordinated by the Foodservice Cluster that continues the work carried out by the Llotja de Futurs project. The participants of this operating group are IRTA, RADI S.L, SERHS FOOD, GUSTOS MERITEM and PESCADOS PUIGNAU.
The VALORAFOOD project aims to get to know the fishing and industrial sector of fish processing. Its focus is to identify the real surpluses that fish processing companies have and to design guidelines to revalue the surpluses in the form of new products previously agreed upon. All this is carried out through meetings, visits, focus groups and immersive workshops, among others.
However, before focusing efforts on the development of innovative products with a high nutritional value, it is necessary to know several challenges that are currently unknown to most:
- The quantification of the surpluses of the species to be valued.
- The quantification of the volumes, regularity, and specialization of the different species to be revalued.
- The productive design of the different products to be valued according to the selected species: formula, processing, storage, etc.
- Characteristics that the product should have to be used with Pulse Combustion Dryer technology or others.
- Technical and economic feasibility of the designed products.
Fresh prawn carpaccio, fish burgers, fish sausages, sauces, blue crab powder, pâtés and dry products for instant soups, are some examples of valued products that the consortium has.
Regarding the creation of the new products, these will not only be intended for commercial catering, but also for schools, hospitals, and residences, where there will also be an improvement in nutritional value to prepare dishes for patients with dysphagia and other related diseases.
Innovation is the basis of this project, which seeks to promote the sector with useful, low-emission products that guarantee sustainable development of the coast, as well as increased competitiveness and diversification of the sector.
Within the framework of this operating group, we see an opportunity to create a HUB of knowledge and transformation of surpluses with by-products by other consortia and help the sustainability of certain low-productivity groups.
For more details about the project, you can access here.
During the month of November 2021, SERHS Food was awarded with the new work canteen service, cafeteria and vending service in the facilities of the System of Medical Emergencies (S.E.M.) of the Generalitat of Catalonia. The company has been managing this service since February 2016.
The SEM’s mission is to provide health services 24/365 in order to respond to emergency situations and pre-hospital emergencies, as well as to provide information and health advice, both in ordinary and extraordinary situations. Within the framework of the Department of Health, its objective is to provide a close, proactive, excellent and efficient information, orientation and healthcare service that obtains the satisfaction of the people who live in and visit Catalonia.
This new award has led to the introduction of a significant number of improvements both at the level of spaces, signage, such as the different vending machines, new and more sustainable, personalized, as well as the introduction of healthier, quiality and local products. Premium service is provided for the 400 daily users based on the criteria of the Mediterranean Diet, also contemplating different aspects of specific diets. It highlights the availability of daily vegetarian menus throughout the year. As a novelty, there is also a new solution for catering called Take Eat Easy, based on a dispensing machine (24/365) of fifth-range cooked dishes, specially designed for the workplace. It presents a high rotation of recipes and novelties, dietary control, time savings and maximum food safety and prevention as basic characteristics of the more than 30 recipes, complete unique fishes, offered in the center (veggie, traditional, gourmet). It has also been consolidated as a nutritional support for medical emergency contingencies.
SERHS Food is the first and only collective catering company in Spain, in the High Performance Kitchen, certified in the FSSC 22000 v5 standard and which also has ISO 9001:2015 on quality and ISO 22.000:2018 on food safety.
Take eat easy is a Serhs Food brand that acts as a line specialized in corporate catering. It presents a new catering solution for the new era. It is a new concept of restaurant space, tasty-close-sustainable, for the day-to-day of companies or other centers. Flexible and adaptable to each necessity, opened 24 hours and 7 days a week, in which more than 30 cooked 5th-range dishes are offered, specially designed for the workplace, as well as other healthy products.
Through a vending machine with refrigerated products a wide range of cooked dishes is available, structured in different levels of very competitive prices, and in very complete individual servings, of quality, ready to eat. It is enough to heat them in the microwave (2-3 minutes) or in case of being cold, consume directly. Mediterranean diet recipes with a lot of variety, high rotation, balanced and without added preservatives, in a 100% recyclable tray. With the support of an APP the dishes can be selected (contactless) and enjoy of the advantages in prices, dynamic promotions, and more detailed information of each product.
A CAREFUL DIET AND NUTRITION
Health and work go hand by hand and are mutually influenced. It is very important to adapt the diet to the work activity, to better the resistance and reduce fatigue. Improves the well-being of the staff, helps a varied diet, reduces the time needed to eat and makes the schedule more flexible. Complement for homeworking, product also to consume “at home”. Safety and Covid free guarantee both in the elaboration as well as the consumption model. Each person has specific needs.
This catering concept is directed at offices, service companies, industrial companies, universities, schools, hospitals, residencies, camping, apartments, gas stations, collectivities, airports, train stations, subway, bus, among other centers.
- Company-center: added value to the workers. No investment from the company nor adapting to complex norms about kitchen space. Adapted to schedules. Workers pay directly. Hot food, varied, unique dishes, complete. Novelties and options to complement spaces.
- Users: quality cooked dishes. 24 hours / 365 days. High rotation of recipes and novelties. Dietary control-maximum food safety. Day-to-day food at competitive prices, between 3,50 €, the most traditional dishes, and 4,50 € the most Premium dishes. Great time saver (avoid tuppers) and maximum Covid-19 prevention avoiding common refrigerators and spaces.
SERHS Food through the Take eat easy brand offers services to companies, with all the quality, agility, efficiency and above all proximity, with high capacity to adapt to the needs of the services and the type of spaces, taking advantage of the experience of more than 40 years in management in all areas. This catering option has already begun to be implemented in June in different centers under management of the Division. SEHRS Food is the first and only collective catering company in Spain that is certified by the FSSC 22.000 norm that accredits maximum food safety.
More information at www.takeeateasy.es
SERHS Food continues its implementation in the health field in the Lands of Lleida, this time again alongside the San Juan de Dios, managing the Mental Health Hospital (adults and child-youth). Recently, this past February, SERHS Food was the awarded company for the restoration service of San Juan de Dios Tierras de Lleida – Almacelles Assistance Centre that serves about 400 people a day.
Lleida’s San Juan de Dios Hospital is part of the comprehensive assistance project in Child and Youth Mental Health, Mental Health in people with intellectual disabilities and care for Serious Mental Disorder in adults that the order proposes for the province of Lleida, approaching pathologies from a bio-psycho-social and spiritual integrative perspective, and with the vision of continuity of care processes. The adult Hospital has a capacity of 130 spots and the child-youth Hospital has 30 spots, in addition to the complementary services it offers.
SERHS Food will develop the food service starting June 2020 adapted to each type of diet prescribed according to the nutritional criteria of the team of dietitians based on the bases of the Mediterranean diet; healthy, balanced, and sustainable. It counts with more than 40 years of experience and a team of 2.500 workers; and it is the first and only collective catering company in Spain certified in the FSSC 22000 standard for food safety. With this new incorporation it grows its position in the Lands of Lleida where it manages the feeding of large centres such as the socio-sanitary complex of the Aranu de Vilanova Universitary Hospital (HUAV) in Lleida, the Santa Maria Hospital and the Biomedical Investigation Institute. On the other hand, in the field of education, for more than 4 years, SERHS Food has been developing the food service for more than 1.300 students of the Claver Raimat School (Lleida’s Jesuits), a centre of reference in the territory.
About 1,000 people attended the 4 musical performances and about 300 enjoyed the special gastronomic menu thanks to Arcs Catering.
Mónica Green, Opera and Zarzuela Gala, The Three Tenors and The Sey Sisters presented a complete musical program which included a huge variety of music styles (soul, blues, opera, R&B, gospel …)
On August 2, 3, 9 and 10 were celebrated the musical performances in a privileged environment in Castell Jalpí accompanied by a careful high quality cuisine.
One more year the Castell Jalpí of Arenys de Munt (El Maresme, Barcelona), owned by SERHS, on August 2, 3, 9 and 10 four top-level concerts had been enjoyed by 1,000 people. The musical and gastronomic combination was a success. The space specially was designed to held celebrations-banquets, combined with other activities. About 300 people enjoyed the gastronomic menu proposal which makes a different Musical and Gastronomic Nights in the Maresme, in small format and high quality.Organized with the collaboration of the City Council of Arenys de Munt, they could hear spectacular voice of Monica Green – Friday, August 2 – with the best soul, blues and R&B of the black music of the 60s, 70s and 80s with the accompaniment of Formación Sextet.
On Saturday, August 3, the Opera and Zarzuela Gala joined the lovers of these genres to enjoy a masterful performance by three specialists: Beatrice Jimenez-Marconi (soprano), Toni Marsol (baritone) and Ricardo Estrada (piano). The gala of the Els tres Tenors, popularized by the great Pavaroti, Carreras and Domingo was the most participatory and solemn concert.From the drama of the great opera arias until the romanticism of the Neapolitan song were heard in the court environment of the Castell Jalpí. And to finish, August 10, the last concert of the electrifying trio of black voices of The Sey Sisters who invited us to a sense musical journey from gospel of the African music, until the soul.
A varied and complete repertoire for all preferences, paired with an outdoor dinner with a touch of distinction in this emblematic space in Arenys de Munt, in the Castell Jalpí of SERHS. Great reception for an innovative, differential formula with definite personality, combining music and gastronomy the nights of August in the Maresme.
From today SERHS Food manages the Catering in Company Service (SAC) of the city of Barcelona, through which we assist mostly people over 65 with social needs.
With this service, SERHS Food guarantees physical and social nutritional well-being to people in a vulnerable situation, whether they are elderly people living in dwellings without conditions to conserve or cook food or elderly people who live in well-maintained homes but they require a follow-up of health habits outside their home.
In the same way, SERHS Food will provide service to all those elderly people at risk of social isolation. For this aim, beyond the basic food service, we will encourage and enhance the maintenance and improvement of the autonomy of the people, making decisions and having control over one’s life.
We planned a series of activities that will be carried out in the dining rooms and will help to promote good relations, interpersonal communication between users and the strengthening of skills, resources and support networks to enable people to improve their welfare and be as autonomous as possible. The activities planned ranged from the organization of cooking workshops, to urban gardens, recycling activities, pottery, initiation into English, yoga and even laughter therapy.
The contract that SERHS Food has signed with the Barcelona City Council is valid until December 31st of 2020 and may be extended for one more year. The service includes Catering in Company of the districts of Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu and Sant Martí, and will offer more than 400 meals every day.
As on other occasions, providing this social service of care and healing to people, is very important for SERHS Food, since our philosophy, beyond the business objectives, is to work continuously to ensure the food needs of citizens and their well-being.
During the next 25, 26, 27 and 28 of February, the Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona. This is the worldwide reference event on mobile phone technologies and the space where mobile service providers and distributors offer the latest innovations in the industry. As in previous years this congress is expected to be a success in terms of assistance, where tendencies that will mark this 2019 will be presented.
For the second consecutive year, ARCS Catering, SERHS Food’s high-cuisine business line will provide the service and gastronomic offer of the Spanish pavilion for almost 60 companies, as well as for the institutional personalities that will be present.
More than 500 services are planned between breakfasts, lunches and snacks, as well as the permanent service of snacks and drinks during the four days of the congress. ARCS Catering has prepared a gastronomic proposal accompanied by the best waiters with proven experience and led by the head of events at SERHS Food.
The Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona since 2006 and organized by the GSMA Association, is a networking space in which all participants present a large number of conferences and where the catering services play a fundamental role in generating the necessary confidence for the organizers. In 2018 the fair was visited by more than 107,000 people. In this context, the experience of SERHS Food and the quality of the high-cuisine management of ARCS Catering, will guarantee success for the second year in a row.
During the past 26, 27, 28 February and 1 March, there was the Mobile World Congress, the most important technology fair worldwide. As in previous years this event has once again been a success of assistance, where the main brands and manufacturers of the sector have shown to the attendees the new technological devices that will mark this 2018.
Celebrated in Barcelona since 2006, this congress represents a networking space where all participants can participate in a large number of conferences.
In this context, SERHS Food, has managed the catering service of the Spanish pavilion for the 56 companies participating in this space and all the personalities that have been present.
With the high cuisine of ARCS Catering, 500 services have been covered between breakfasts and lunches, as well as the permanent service of snacks between hours and drinks during the four days of the fair. Six experienced waiters and SERHS Food event manager have contributed to the success of management.