People do not only consume food at home and hardly anyone always cooks and eats within their own four walls. External catering thus plays an important role – e.g. in canteens or also hospitals or care facilities. A healthy diet is especially important in hospitals and care facilities and communal meals are an important social and structural component of everyday life there. Therefore, the range of meals should be varied and tasty, while also meeting the health requirements of the target group. After all, people have special needs when it comes to their daily nutrition depending on their age and situation in life.

The RAL Quality Mark for Expertise in Eating Properly ensures that the meals provided by external catering companies have been put together in a nutritional manner, while also taking account of cultural, religious, vegetarian/vegan and regional eating habits. Organic and fair trade food is also integrated into the range of meals. Last but not least, the individual preferences and food intolerances of the guests are taken into account when planning the menus to ensure the highest possible level of customer satisfaction.