Hospital’s festive feast keeps it local

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SCARBOROUGH Hospital’s catering team are teaming up with local farm and online farm shop to provide some tasty meat for the staff Christmas dinner.

Pat Bell, Catering Manager, first met Elaine Keith from Seamer Fayre, as part of the filming for Operation Hospital Food with James Martin which aired on BBC one in September.

Pat and the team visited the Seamer-based farm, which is only five miles from the hospital, and since then Pat has been keen to source the locally produced meet for the hospital restaurant.

She explained: “Unfortunately due to cost we are unable to source the meat as a regular item on our menu. However we decided to introduce ‘specials’ using the Aberdeen Angus Beef and thought that ‘slow cooked brisket of Aberdeen Angus Beef’ would be a great addition to our Christmas menu alongside the traditional turkey.”

Elaine Keith, partner at Seamer Fayre, said: “The field to fork concept is great, but putting it into practice is challenging. It is really rewarding to see our local meat on the menu at Scarborough Hospital.”