Confessions of John Miller

John Miller admires Michelle Obama and wants to dine with Thomas Edison.

John Miller, system director of culinary wellness for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, doesn’t understand the low-carb diet craze, wants to eat with Thomas Edison and loves caramel praline ice cream.

Q. What is the best part of your job?

Working with a lot of great people.

Q. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

Working with my team, transitioning three hospital patient and retail culinary programs to self-operation within 11 months.

Q. If you weren't in foodservice what would you be doing?

Accountant.

Q. Which talent would you most like to have?

To be a classical guitarist.

Q. What is your greatest fear?

The challenges our future generations will have to protect the environment.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

Michelle Obama.

Q. What is your favorite meal?

Any type of seafood.

Q. What is your "guilty pleasure?"

Caramel praline ice cream.

Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?

Fresh fruit and vegetables.

Q. What food fad do you wish had never started?

A low-carb/no-carb diet. 

Q. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

Octopus.

Q. Are you a morning or evening person?

Morning.

Q. What are your words to live by?

Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others.

Q. If you had a time machine what historical event or era would you visit?

Signing of the Declaration of Independence.
 

Q. What do you value most in a friend?

Ability to have a great time.

Q. What would be your dream vacation?

A tour of Switzerland. 

Q. If you could eat dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be?

Thomas Edison.

Q. What is your most treasured possession?

A chest of tools my grandfather used to work with. 

Q. What activity is at the top of your bucket list?

Learn how to sail. 

Q. Who is your favorite celebrity chef?

Julia Child.