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Pacojet brings flavours back for hospice patients

19 April 2013 by
Pacojet brings flavours back for hospice patients

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. 
I would like to thank ChefTools for bringing this about - and so quickly."

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