Announcing the winner of the Health Care Culinary Contest


Stanford Health Care’s adobo de la tierra

The 2020 Health Care Culinary Contest kicked off in October, challenging hospital chefs to embrace the #PlantForwardFuture with their own original creations.

Hospital chefs from across the country persevered to cook and serve healthy food when our patients and communities needed it the most.

Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth teamed up with Menus of Change, an initiative of The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to host the contest.

We are excited to announce the winner and ask you to join us in celebrating the winner, finalists, and all the participants.

The grand prize winner of the 2020 Health Care Culinary Contest is: Stanford Health Care’s adobo de la tierra by Chef Noriel San Pedro.

Read an interview with San Pedro on plant-forward menus, serving comfort in COVID-19 times, and new twists on traditional meals.

Download the winning recipe.

San Pedro’s accomplishment was celebrated at two virtual conferences, the Culinary Institute of America’s Menus of Change Leadership Summit and CleanMed Connect,  the only virtual experience that connects you with experts and peers at the forefront of health care and sustainability.

And a round of applause for our finalists.

Read about the chefs and their stories. Click on their names to download their recipes.