• BonCulina's move to the Australian market comes as part of an innovative collaboration with Sunshine Private Hospital.
    BonCulina's move to the Australian market comes as part of an innovative collaboration with Sunshine Private Hospital.
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BonCulina, renowned for its exceptional food service offerings in Europe, will be entering the Australian market with the launch a specialised meal range designed for the healthcare and aged care sectors, featuring the Torus Pak solution.

Torus Pak is a recyclable packaging made of PP, which has the lowest GWP co-efficient of all common polymers used in contact with food.
Torus Pak is a recyclable packaging made of PP, which has the lowest GWP co-efficient of all common polymers used in contact with food.

This strategic move comes as part of an innovative collaboration with Sunshine Private Hospital, heralding a new era in the provisioning of hospital meals in Australia.

An exclusive partnership with Torus Pak also levels up the meals to a new form of easy gourmet that's both delicious and economical, whether serving one or 1000. The system offers convenient service and precise recipe control, while reducing labour costs and meal prep time.

Torus Pak is a recyclable packaging made of polypropylene, which has the lowest GWP co-efficient of all common polymers used in contact with food.

The meal tray can be individually filled and opens in a surprising way from the bottom. Torus Pak is compatible with almost every packaging line and straightforward to reheat: simply warm through, pull off the base and remove the packaging.

When it comes to food preservation methods, Torus Pak also offers a wide choice of options - from gas treatment to modified atmosphere.

“BonCulina is an expert provider in several segments such as healthcare and aged care, and with the presence in the UK market it makes a lot of sense to enter into the Australian market considering similarities and language,” Rickard Gillblad, founder of the Torus Pak Group, told PKN.

“BonCulina wanted to enter the market with small private healthcare providers who are willing to serve as an early adopter giving feedback and ensuring the introduction is successful.

“Sunshine Private Hospital has been a great launch partner for us and we are proud of delivering first class meals plated with the Torus Pak technology enhancing patient dining experience and nutrition.”

In an ambitious effort to revolutionise meal services within healthcare settings, BonCulina has worked hand-in-hand with Sunshine Private Hospital to intricately understand and meet the nuanced dietary requirements of patients and the elderly.

“This collaboration has been foundational in shaping a meal service that is not just about serving food, but enhancing the overall well-being of those in care,” says Joe Ivisic, managing director of BonCulina Australia.

The comprehensive meal range includes texture modified meals fully compliant with the IDDSI framework, as well as allergen-friendly, Halal and Kosher options.

The new lineup offers an extensive selection of main dishes including beef, lamb, pork, poultry, fish, vegan and vegetarian options, complemented by a variety of soups and desserts.

Rishad Syed, director of Support Services & Infrastructure at Unitas Healthcare, said the managing entity of Sunshine Private Hospital expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, as it “positions the hospital well for the provision of exceptional patient care and for future expansion to accommodate a rising population in the west”.

"As a state-of-the-art hospital, we strive to maintain cutting-edge technology across all aspects of patient care," Syed continued.

"Our mission at BonCulina is to provide elegant, nutritionally balanced meals that serve both small- and large-scale needs," Ivisic added.

"We know that quality meals can dramatically enhance a person’s well-being, whether they are in a hospital setting, aged care facility, or enjoying a dining experience at home."

The company’s offerings also span sectors such as business and industry, general hospitality, defence and education.

The collaboration between BonCulina Australia and Sunshine Private Hospital heralds a new era of efficiency, sustainability and culinary excellence within healthcare meal services.

Together, they are poised to set a new standard of nourishment and care for patients across St. Albans and beyond.

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