Murray Hutchison, Island Health Corporate Director, General Support Services, left, and Rocky Mountain Coffee Co. General Manager David Gan outside the Comox café.

Local food operator to supply retail food services at new hospitals in Campbell River and the Comox Valley

  • Jun. 28, 2017 1:30 a.m.

Island Health has selected Comox-based Rocky Mountain Coffee Co. to provide retail food services at the new North Island Hospital campuses located in Campbell River and the Comox Valley.

Rocky Mountain Coffee Co. was the successful proponent following a Request for Proposals (RFP) process held last November. The RFP called for a retail food concept emphasizing healthy choices and local products as well as catering services.

“Rocky Mountain Coffee has always had one vision; catering to our community with high quality meals,” said General Manager David Gan. “We work with the best local producers, sourcing premium ingredients and preparing them with passion, quality and excellence. We offer a warm and cozy place where people can meet, share a meal and make great memories.

“We are happy to announce that we will be offering our same high quality meals, freshly baked foods and other products at the new North Island Hospital campuses.”

Rocky Mountain Coffee is an experienced retail food operator, running its café business out of downtown Comox for more than 15 years.

“They offer an exciting and healthy menu of locally-sourced foods which are cooked/baked fresh on site,” said Murray Hutchison, Island Health Corporate Director, General Support Services. “We’re optimistic we have a good fit for our North Island Hospital campuses in the Comox Valley and Campbell River.”

Each of the new hospital campuses will feature a centrally-located café. Rocky Mountain Coffee will launch operations just prior to both campuses opening to patients this fall.

This retail food service is separate from Island Health’s Food Services for inpatients. Both of the new hospital campuses include stand-alone, full production kitchens with food pantries located near clinical units.

Island Health’s $606.2 million North Island Hospital Project includes a new 153-bed Comox Valley Campus in Courtenay on Lerwick Road near Ryan Road, and a new 95-bed Campbell River & District Campus on the existing hospital site at 375 – 2nd Avenue. Both campuses are scheduled to open by Fall 2017.

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