About HCI

What is Healthcare Caterers International (HCI)?

IHHC is a member organisation of the Healthcare Caterers International.  HCI is a global alliance of membership associations representing caterers, hospitality professionals, and foodservice managers in healthcare industries to benefit the members of each participating association. HCI began with six member organizations when its first board meeting was hosted in July 2004. The growing federation now includes eleven charter member organizations from around the globe. Each member enjoys the synergies derived from pooling targeted resources to serve all members. Visit the HCI website here.

What can HCI provide for you?

  • Share resources to advance the profession
  • Global best practices
  • A web-based reference library
  • A global professional marketplace
  • Online networking & education
  • An international job bank 

Annual Board Meetings

  • 2012 - SPAIN
  • 2013 - HOLLAND
  • 2014 - USA
  • 2015 - CANADA (TBC)


Better Hospital Food

The Swedish Association (HCI Member) was recently given a Government assignment to review and report on better hospital food. Below is information on their findings.

The Government assignment. Read brief here...
Better Hospital Food. Read the report of their investigation here...

Contact HCI

Mr Bill St.John
Executive Director
Healtcare Caterers International
406 Surrey Woods Dr
St. Charles , IL 60174


2012-2013 Healthcare Caterers International

Executive Committee 

Miguel Herrera - Chair 

Asociacion Espanola

Espanola de Hosteleria Hospitalaria 

Bob Milder - Vice Chair

VHVG & Hospitality Management

Franciscus Hospital

Margaret Kenny - Secretary - Treasurer

Catering Management Association of Ireland

William St John - Executive Director

Members at Large

Sue Ullmann

National Association of Care Catering

Karen Liden

Swedish Association of Dietitians

Robin Gaines

Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals

Arnt Steffensen

The Norwegian Diet and Nutrition Association

John Boland

Institute of Hospitality in HealthCare Ltd.

Janice Gillan

Hospital Caterers Association

Dean Cox

Canadian Society of Nutrition Management

Dr. Antonio Villarino Marin

Spanish Society of Dietetics & Food Science