Health Care Culinary Contest


2022 Health Care Culinary Contest photo collage

The 2023 Health Care Culinary Contest has its finalists

Health care culinary professionals across the country took 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 fifth Health Care Culinary Contest.

Meet the top 5 finalists of the Health Care Culinary Contest and join us at CleanMed 2023 May 23-25 in Pittsburgh to find out who wins.

Learn more about the Health Care Culinary Contest 

Why participate? 

Meet the 2019 and 2020 winners of the Health Care Culinary Contest: Chef Noriel San Pedro from Stanford Health Care & Chef Nina Curtis from Adventist Health. Check out their winning recipes and hear why they think chefs should compete.  

Why plant-forward?

Hear first-hand why your fellow chefs and foodservice pros are embracing the Plant-Forward Future... 

Learn more about Plant-Forward Future, and our partners that will help health care facilities set a plant-forward goal, menu, and market plant-forward dishes, and track their progress. 

Inspiration from 2021 

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 11/30/22 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.