New chef to spice things up at UVMC
Ukiah Valley Medical Center’s new chef, Austin Gran, plans to bring more tasty changes to the menu. He will oversee the preparation of meals for more than 80 patient and over 500 employees.
He’ll also spearhead meals for the cafeteria for staff and visitors, and a catering arm that provides food for in-house luncheons and dinners for physicians' gatherings, as well as hospital board meetings and community events.
Chef Austin says his goal is to bring healthy food to the mainstream, while giving respect to patients’ dietary restrictions, “I want to serve good food that just happens to be vegan or gluten-free. I want to show our community that hospital food does not have to taste bad,” he adds.