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 Southwestern Regional Medical Center (Southwestern) provides affordable, healthful, specially prepared meals to suit your culinary desires and selective tastes.
Our culinary team
Our talented culinary team collaborates hand-in-hand with the hospital's Nutrition & Metabolic Support Department to provide delicious and nutritious immune boosting and anti-inflammatory meals for patients each day. Together, both teams strive to understand your needs and ensure that the food you eat complements your cancer treatment.
The culinary team at Southwestern includes a broad range of culinary professionals, including an Executive Chef, who make it their goal to deliver nutritious meals to aid in the journey through cancer treatment. "Our culinary team strives to provide excellent service in a comfortable environment," says Kalli Castille, Director of Integrative and Culinary Services at Southwestern.
At Southwestern, you will find a wide variety of whole food choices with menus created based off of feedback from our patients. If you have a special request or if you are on a specific diet, we will make every effort to accommodate you. We have gluten-free, diabetes-friendly, vegetarian and heart-healthy options available daily.
Café L'Abri is open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with breakfast served from 7 to 10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Grab-and-go options are available, as well.