Wis. hospital hopes to expand its from-scratch cooking beyond patients and staff

Watertown Regional Medical Center's staff hopes that local residents start enjoying its meals and cooking classes.

Jan. 2—Some of us dust off old-fashioned family recipes as a holiday ritual. But cooking from scratch has become the mantra of a hospital kitchen, halfway between Milwaukee and Madison.

Justin Johnson is Watertown Regional Medical Center Harvest Market's executive chef. He guides a cluster of hospital employees through his pristine kitchen. After the tour, he’ll treat them to lunch. He hopes to convince all 850 staffers that eating in the café will be tasty and healthy.