The Culinary Contest
Submissions have closed. Winners will be announced in 2024.
Health care culinary professionals across the country are taking their menus to new levels in creativity and flavor, all powered by plants.
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 our another Health Care Culinary Contest.
Elevate your hard work and creativity while spotlighting your hospital’s plant-forward commitment to a national audience.
Hear first-hand why your fellow chefs and foodservice pros are embracing the Plant-Forward Future...
Check out our Plant-Forward Future resources that help health care facilities set a plant-forward goal, menu and market plant-forward dishes, and track progress.
Inspiration from 2022
The grand prize winner of the 2022 Health Care Culinary Contest was
Stanford Health Care's spicy lentils with honey walnut cauliflower.
The winners’ accomplishment was celebrated at CleanMed 2023 in Pittsburgh, where the chef 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.
And a round of applause for our finalists:
- City of Hope Medical Center’s butternut squash burrito bowl
- Mass General Brigham Salem Hospital’s lemon blueberry graham beet bar
- NYC Health + Hospitals’ sancocho
- Scripps Health’s curried vegetable and barley stuffed acorn squash