Announcing the 2023 Health Care Culinary Contest winner

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Chef Michael Millben_2024 Culinary Contest winner

Join us in celebrating the grand prize winner of the 2023 Health Care Culinary Contest: Mayo Clinic’s three sisters blue zone tacos

Chef Michael Millben from Mayo Clinic brought healing and health together, combining the blue zone diet – a whole food, plant-based approach to meals – with the Indigenous agricultural practice of planting corn, beans, and squash together known as the three sisters.

“My whole approach to hospital food is to make sure everybody can enjoy what they're eating. You don't get the chance to try something different like plant-forward meals every day. It was a proud moment to hear that I won the contest.” - Chef Michael Millben

Chef Millben was celebrated at CleanMed 2024, where his winning meal was served to attendees.

A round of applause for our finalists - be sure to try their recipes!

  • Overlook Medical Center’s Sicilian butternut squash and sweet pea arancini
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center’s beet tataki
  • Providence St. Joseph Hospital Orange’s pho-bowl-ous jackfruit
  • Scripps Health’s Asian tofu lettuce wraps

Chef Michael Millben_2024 Culinary Contest winner