Westchester hospitals employ Michelin star chef to serve quality dishes to patients and staff

The hospitals have found the balance between delicious and healthy with the help of Michelin star chef Andrew Cain.

News 12 Staff

Nov 18, 2022, 10:59 PM

Updated 553 days ago

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Two Westchester hospitals are raising the bar when it comes to the food that they serve to patients and staff.
The hospitals have found the balance between delicious and healthy with the help of Michelin star chef Andrew Cain.
Cain never thought he would work in a hospital kitchen.
"I spent a little over 10 years working as a chef at a fine dining restaurant in a four-star luxury resort in Sonoma, California," Cain says.
Now, the Michelin star chef spends most of his days at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, as well as Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, putting hospitality into hospital.
"Wanted to bring a more restaurant type resort hotel experience to our patients," Cain says.
Among some, hospital food has a bad connotation, but that's no longer the case at these hospitals.
"Everything from the China, to the delivery, to the quality of the ingredients, to how it was prepared," Cain says.
The menu changes twice a year and uses as much fresh, in-season and locally sourced ingredients as possible.
For the holidays, the hospitals will ensure everyone in the hospital will have the staples.
"Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy -- we made our own cranberry sauce," Quinn says.
For Christmas, Cain and his team will be making roast beef, roasted New York strip with potatoes and a variety of vegetables.
Both hospitals are in the Northwell system, whose hospitals are in the top 5% of the nation when it comes to food quality.


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