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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital’s WILDFLOWER Café Named Second Honorable Mention in Facility Design Project of the Year


ELMHURST - Foodservice Equipment & Supplies has named the results for their Facility Design Project of the Year. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital’s Wildflower food program was the only health care facility to receive this award and ranked third overall.   

The Facility Design Project is run by the editors at Foodservice Equipment and Suppliesmagazine. This team of experts examine the workflow, efficiencies, concept expression, design, décor, and equipment and supplies packages that comprise some of the foodservice industry’s latest and greatest projects.

“We have received very positive reviews regarding our foodservice program,” said David Reeves, MBA, director of hospitality services at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, “The involvement of my management staff in this project from the programming phase of design through design development was the key to our success. We made sure that all of our communication to the foodservice designers and architects were reflected on the design plans and then followed up throughout construction to create this wonderful space for our patients, staff and visitors.”

The WILDFLOWER Café features:

  • A variety of dining options including the Main Street Deli, Prairie Green Salad Bar, Carvers, Grill-werks and Delectable’s.


  • The hotel-style room service allows patients to order their meals through a call center located in a lower-level kitchen. Patients benefit through improved food quality, better selections and healthy meal options, as well as greater consumption of meals, which improves their nutrient intake and speeds their recovery.


  • State-of-the-art technology including digital menu boards, automated refrigerator/freezer temperature monitoring system, room service ordering system with tray tracking, catering, ordering software and guest tray processing via the Internet.

The WILDFLOWER Café is centrally located on the first floor of the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (155 E. Brush Hill Rd. Elmhurst, IL, 60126). The café is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m. and on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

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