Inspiration from the 2021 Health Care Culinary Contest

Culinary Contest 2021 winners 

The grand prize winner of the 2021 Health Care Culinary Contest was 
UW Health’s Afghan-style vegetable korma.

Read the story behind the recipe and get to know our winning chefs.

The winners’ accomplishment was celebrated at CleanMed 2022 in Kansas City, where the chefs received a plaque and the winning meal was served to participants. They were also honored at the Culinary Institute of America’s Menus of Change Leadership Summit.

Meet the 2021 winners of the Health Care Culinary Contest: Chefs Shekeba Samadzada and Dan Hess from UW Health. Check out their winning recipe and hear why they think chefs should compete.  

And a round of applause for our finalists.

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




No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. U.S. residents only. Ended 11/30/23 This is not a game of chance; winners were selected based on stated criteria. Official rules and judging criteria. Sponsored by Health Care Without Harm U.S., 12355 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 680, Reston, VA 20191.