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Meet the Chef
Listen to Executive Chef Kenny Wagoner discuss why the Culinary Services Department at Southwestern offers more than "just typical hospital food."
Our talented chefs at CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center (Southwestern) create healthy cuisine that appeals to the most discriminative taste buds—our patients. We use the finest organic fruits and vegetables, as well as all-natural chicken, beef and turkey, to develop delicious and nutritious dishes.
Nutrition is Key
Timothy Birdsall, ND, Vice President of Integrative Medicine at CTCA, says, "A solid nutrition program can help keep a cancer patient's immune system strong, even in the face of a disease like cancer and treatments such as chemotherapy. One of the greatest weapons in fighting any disease is the body's immune system."
Superb Quality at a Great Value
Here, you will find a wide variety of fresh, whole food choices. Some menu items include: ancho-honey glazed salmon with corn and black bean relish; pecan crusted turkey with a side of whipped sweet potatoes; grilled rib eye; and natural turkey enchiladas.
We also offer comfort foods, such as pot roast, macaroni and cheese, and homemade pizza. In addition, every day, we feature a different soup and frozen yogurt.
These are just a sampling of the wholesome offerings on our menu ( PDF 156k ). Also, if you have a special request or if you are on a specific diet, we will make every effort to accommodate you.
You and your caregiver will receive discounted rates on breakfast, lunch and dinner. Average costs are as follows:
$2 for breakfast
$4 for lunch
$4 for dinner
Our friendly staff members greet patients by their first names, with warm hugs and encouraging high fives. Our piano player often entertains diners with relaxing music too.
In the dining room, you'll also find our healthy recipes available for you to take home.
The café is open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
To learn more about nutrition therapy and the role it can plan in your overall cancer treatment plan, please visit our nutrition therapy page.