HaysMed Completes Renovations on Rock Garden Café
Hays, Kansas (March 15, 2016) – HaysMed has completed renovations and upgrades on their cafeteria and reopened the serving area on Monday. The project was started in November of 2015 and finished late last week.
The Rock Garden Cafe features a completely remodeled serving area that includes four different serving stations. The deli area allows for custom made to order sandwiches or wraps on fresh made breads. There will be a variety of both hot and cold sandwiches featuring freshly made meats with two panini presses.
The second area is highlighted by a 2 sided horseshoe shaped salad bar allowing service to more people simultaneously and expanded fresh ingredients. The third station, the sauté or freestyle area, allows fresh made breakfast options during the 7 am – 9 am hours. This will include omelets, pancakes and scrambles. In the future this area will also serve made to order pasta dishes and stir fry during the lunch and dinner hours.
The final area is the traditional hot service area which offers the daily entrée specials.
An addition to the desserts is a new dual head yogurt machine serving up two flavors of yogurt and a twist.
“This remodel is great for patients, families and our staff,” said John Fitzthum, Food Service Director. “This arrangement allows for us to expand healthy food choice options for everyone who uses the Rock Garden Café.”
Rounding out the food selections are two grab and go areas that are available for pickup up of a quick meal. There is a refrigerated section for premade sandwiches and wraps and a heated area that will hold hot pies, pizzas and hot sandwiches. The complimentary coffee, tea and water dispensers are place outside the serving area for better traffic flow.
A color scheme centered on blues and greens with glass tiles compliments other recently remodeled areas of the hospital. The contemporary café style seats 100 which is almost exactly what the seating was prior to renovations. The layout creates a feeling of easier accessibility to the sunken outside patio that seats 18.
The whole area is designed so people can grab a quick meal to go or stay and eat in. “It’s a completely new space,” said Fitzthum. “The upgrades are really something we can be proud of.”