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Culinary services

We recognize how important maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet is to the healing process. We also understand that your appetite and tastes may change during cancer treatment.

The culinary team at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) provides healthful, specially prepared meals to suit your culinary desires and selective tastes.

Our culinary team

Geoffrey Southwick, Director of Culinary at Midwestern, leads our talented team of 50 food service professionals, who create and serve wholesome, healthy, nutritious meals at a great value every day.

The team works closely with our Nutrition and Metabolic Support Department. Together, both teams strive to understand your needs and ensure that the food you eat complements your cancer treatment.

Nutritious meals

Everything in our kitchen is prepared from fresh ingredients. Whenever possible, we use organic products (when in season and available). Whole grains, as well as hormone-free meats (e.g., chicken, beef) are staples of our menu. We also offer plenty of sugar-free and/or low-fat selections.

Favorite meals we offer include:

  • Fire-grilled trout with tomato-mint relish
  • Pan-seared snapper with capers and lemon
  • Rosemary scented leg of lamb
  • Roasted Cornish hen with fresh tarragon and tomatoes
  • Pork loin with apple rosemary sauce
  • Carved sirloin of beef au jus
  • Memphis pulled pork with coleslaw
  • Roasted turkey breast and mashed potatoes
  • A variety of soups, including old-fashioned hearty vegetable, chicken noodle and smoky roasted corn chowder

We’ll go out of our way to try to accommodate your special requests and needs. We’ll even make recipes you bring from home. Please let us know of such special requests before your visit, so that we can have everything ready to prepare when you arrive.

Affordability

We offer discounted meals for patients and caregivers. The allowed amount for each meal is as follows:

  • $5 for breakfast
  • $7 for lunch
  • $7 for dinner

Patients and caregivers are only charged the overage after exceeding the monetary limit set for each meal.

Café hours

The Café hours are as follows:

Breakfast         7 - 10 a.m. (continental 7 - 10:30 a.m.)
Lunch 11:15 a.m. - 2 p.m. (sandwiches 11:30 - 7 p.m.)
Dinner 4:30 - 7 p.m. (grab-and-go dinners 7 - 8 p.m.)
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