St Luke's Hospice in Sheffield has found that a Pacojet food processor is able to make food tasty and palatable for its patients, who have life-limiting illnesses and often face problems in swallowing and digesting food.
Head chef Nick Wilkes runs the kitchen with the help of a team of four chefs. They offer patients a free choice of menus and will deliver even the most exotic dishes within 24 hours.
Faced with the symptoms common to many of the patients, Wilkes, who has been a Pacojet user for many years, was determined to buy one for the hospice.
Patients are now enjoying traditional main courses such as shepherd's pie or a roast dinner. The taste is all there, albeit in a puréed form. Many patients report experiencing food they never expected to taste again.
"It is no exaggeration to say that, for many patients, the Pacojet has transformed their end-of-life experience," Wilkes said. "I simply prepare the food in a traditional way and place it in a pacotising beaker. The Pacojet does the rest.
"It is a true delight to witness patients tasting the intense flavours they have been missing - in some cases for months, or even years. â¨I would like to thank ChefTools for bringing this about - and so quickly."