Automated menu planning for Hospitals and Clinics

80% to 100% of patients in hospitals and clinics rely completely on food provided by the kitchen team and catering service for their nutritional support. Providing choice, flexibility and nutritionally appropriate menu options starts with Menutech.

Automated menu planning for Hospitals and Clinics
Allocation rules

Flexible and custom integrations

Your data can be easily and safely synchronised with your existing systems thanks to Menutech's API. Our programming team will help you with the design, planning and implementations of improvements specifically thought for your enterprise.

Diverse and healthy menus

Diverse and healthy menus

Control your dietary management by letting Menutech seamlessly calculate the nutritional composition of diaries and track your patients’ dietary intake against reference values, so you don’t have to. You can also see if your offering follows a five-a-day diet and if each meal includes at least two bread, cereal, or carbohydrate products.

Menus for special dietary requirements

Menus for special dietary requirements

You can independently create and manage diets, dietary breakdowns and automated restrictions: menu options are then automatically filtered based on your clients' dietary restrictions.

The fastest way to prepare menus and collect orders for your Health facility

A menu is a live document: Menutech helps you review and update menus regularly in order to continue to meet the dietary needs of a potentially changing patient population.

Automated patient menu design and export

  • Plan your weekly meal offering with Menutech’s easy-to-use online software including automated allergen declaration.
  • Analyse the diversity of your meal offering: Menutech alerts you if meals repeat themselves during the week and if free-from options are missing.
  • Set up meal allocation rules to generate patient menus (e.g. “Patient A receives Gluten-free options only” or “Patient B receives meal options under 200 kcal only”).
  • Use your own menu designs: Menutech automatically layouts the final result in print-ready PDF, ready for print and digital publishing. Each menu is individualised for each health facility.

Centrally managed food & beverage information

  • Quickly add and edit dishes and beverages in your personal database. All changes are synchronised across all menus and displayed in real time.
  • Enjoy access to our public database of 16,000+ dish translations and 5,000+ dishes with declared allergens.
  • Synchronise your menus on websites, intranets, online portals and order-taking softwares. Define automatic send-off rules and keep all digital displays always up to date.

Recipe management, cost optimisation and Free-from menu generation

  • Generate free-from menus and insure a meal planning in line with your client’s specific dietary needs.
  • Manage ingredients and recipes for your dishes and generate recipe books in a single click. All your food information is centrally available for your patients and medical staff.
  • Optimise the costs of your recipes (incl. setting your total budget per patient per day/week), reach target nutritional values and analyse the diversity of your meal offering to maximise patient satisfaction and profitability.

This group of private hospitals automates the creation of 760 trilingual menus, every week


Time reduction in preparing menus


Centralised meal planning across 16 hospitals and clinics


Custom rules to generate menus for patient groups

“Our corporate identity and meal diversity objectives are shared across all sites. At the same time, each location can independently prepare and make last minute changes to their food and beverage menus.”
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Take your health facility’s menu planning to the next level

Centrally manage your patients dietary preferences

and organise them in categories of your choice, for example: “Nutritionally vulnerable”, “Nutritionally well”, “Special or personal dietary needs”, “Maternity patient”, “Children 1-16 years” and “Requirement for a therapeutic diet”.

Create special accesses

to certain aspects of the menu writing process. For example, translators can’t modify meal options and chefs cannot change the style of menus.

Run stress tests

Calculate the highest and lowest energy content of food choices for the midday and evening meals for a sample of random days over the menu cycle. You can also check if your offering follows a five-a-day diet, and if at least two bread / cereal / starch items are offered for each meal.

Fully customisable Electronic Meal Order System (sMOS)

Order-taking can be activated or de-activated at the click of a button. The latest menus of your choice are displayed to your patients, without having to re-upload PDF files or re-enter URL links. For example, you can set up the rule that every Sunday at 5PM, the menu of the next Monday is shown. Set deadlines for orders, so that your Kitchen team has a clear overview of the order quantities before service hours.

Multi-location support

to dynamically generate menus for each facility, based on previously defined rules.

Integrate Menutech to your digital suite

Menutech is the ideal menu planning solution to integrate to your Hospital Information System (HIS). We offer both live and on-demand customer integrations. Indeed, PDF, HTML, JSON, XML or custom protocols are offered thanks to our universal integration concept.

A study by Menutech of 10,000 menus written in 15 countries on the preparation time on food and beverage menus:

Average time to prepare a bilingual and allergy-friendly menu with Menutech 

Average time to prepare a bilingual and allergy-friendly menu before Menutech 


5 minutes

instead of 45 minutes



15 minutes

instead of 1 hour



30 minutes

instead of 1 hour



45 minutes

instead of 2 hours



45 minutes

instead of 2 hours



1 hour

instead of 3 hours

Here's what you can do with the Menutech software:
Ready for advanced modules? Connect Food & Beverage information to your menus:
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