The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH) serves around 2,000 meals a day to patients, staff and visitors. The kitchens are very busy environments, with lots of bulk cooking based on locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The challenges of hospital catering at the RUH Bath are to produce a large number of meals at the same time, serving them across a large site, with a good speed of service and in a very cost effective manner. They also need to ensure the quality of cooking is high. RATIONAL appliances have helped them achieve this. The RUH’s main kitchen has five VarioCookingCenters and five SelfCookingCenter appliances, while the smaller south kitchen, catering for visitors and staff, has one of each appliance.