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UC Davis Health chef, hospital food take center stage at Sacramento's Tower Bridge Dinner

UC Davis Health's Executive Chef Santana Diaz will be leading a team of culinary masterminds for Sacramento's annual Tower Bridge Dinner. See how they're doing it.

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'Farm-to-hospital' supports local growers while improving health

A project to promote buying local produce got a big boost as it continues to increase financial support for farmers while providing healthy and fresh meals to hospital patients, employees and visitors.

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Why tapping into NorCal's bounty to feed patients is so important

UC Davis Medical Center's kitchen offers organic farm-to-fork meals to patients, visitors and staff. Our partnership with local farms is the largest of its kind for a hospital.

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Chef Santana Diaz discusses importance of farm-to-fork to our hospital

Our Executive Chef Santana Diaz grew up in the Northern California and local foods were always part of his family's cooking. See why he's made it his goal to feed good food to the community.

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Medical center kitchen proves farm-to-fork concept even amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into our daily lives. However, if there's one positive, UC Davis Medical Center's kitchen staff has proven a healthy food procurement model which can be used across the U.S.

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Breaking Bread At Home: Chef Diaz stars in series with top Sacramento chefs

UC Davis Health’s kitchen and those who create delicious, locally sourced food are becoming Sacramento’s worst-kept secret. As such, Executive Chef Santana Diaz was featured alongside the Capitol City’s top chefs.

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Hospital earns James Beard Foundation award for 2nd straight year

For the second year in a row, UC Davis Health’s hospital café received a prestigious designation from The James Beard Foundation as a Smart Catch Leader.

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Hospital food ranks with 2 Sacramento restaurants on national list

You’d probably never think of hospital food receiving the same high marks as two well-regarded Sacramento restaurants. Think again. Our food staff has earned a national ranking on the Good Food 100 Restaurants list.

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An apple a day: How Apple Hill brings farm-fresh produce to UC Davis Health

Apple Hill is a popular Northern California spot in the fall, but we often forget that the dozens of El Dorado County farms and ranches supply produce to many restaurants and grocery stores across the region.

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Spotlight shines on healthy, local hospital food at Farm-to-Fork Festival

The 2019 Farm-to-Fork Festival was a success for UC Davis Health's Food and Nutrition Services, which played a major role in the weekend of events in downtown Sacramento.

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Personalized diets: One size does not fit all

Diet fads come and go, but precision medicine at UC Davis Health aims to tailor eating plans for each person based on many factors such as health concerns, current treatments and goals.

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How UC Davis Health chefs prepare for Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork Festival

Our Executive Chef Santana Diaz and his team have been working hard preparing for the big events around the state Capitol in Sacramento. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation for this major food event.

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Our hospital's new fall menu is unlike any hospital food you've tasted

It's no secret that our Executive Chef Santana Diaz and his talented team at Food and Nutrition Services are taking traditional hospital food and turning it on its head.

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Dietetic interns teach kids about healthy summer meals

UC Davis Health dietetics interns helped kick off the Summer Meals Program for students at the 2nd annual Picnic at the Capitol.

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Do it for the patients: Sous chef's Instagram stuns with hospital food photos

Jet Aguirre, executive sous chef for UC Davis Health, has a drool-worthy Instagram that showcases his team's hard work and expertise.

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Shop local, fresh this summer at UC Davis Health's Farmers Market in Sacramento

The UC Davis Health Farmers Market in Sacramento is a perfect place to find things like farm-fresh produce, artisan baked goods, kombucha, locally prepared foods and other specialty items.

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Celebrating new moms with delicious and healthy Mommy Meals

Our Mommy Meals program was designed to deliver a delicious and healthy meal to new moms and their partners as they welcome a bundle of joy into the world.

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Feeding 7,000? Our staff did it with sustainable local food

Executive Chef Santana Diaz and his staff prepared 13,500 farm-to-fork meals for patients and staff in one day! How did they do it? Read more to find out.

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Cooking farm-to-fork meals for thousands takes strategic planning, teamwork

Our Executive Chef Santana Diaz walks you through how he and his team prepare to feed a tasty meal to thousands using local and sustainable ingredients from Northern California.

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We're changing hospital food one local and fresh meal at a time

We're working to change the perception of hospital food through our locally sourced menu options that are good foods for healing and overall health.

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UC Davis Health is 1st hospital in US to win seafood sustainability award

Hospital food isn't something most people associate with healthy and sustainable, but our kitchen is now the first hospital to be designated a James Beard Foundation Smart Catch Leader.

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