ST. LOUIS — The list of prominent chefs at this year’s Budweiser Taste of St. Louis will have a new twist — a chef who prepares the food daily at one of St. Louis’ top hospitals.
Chef Chad Crabtree, executive chef for Morrison Healthcare, will hold a cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Goose Island School of Cooking. Taste of St. Louis is this weekend at the Chesterfield Amphitheater.
Crabtree is the executive chef at Alton Memorial Hospital, a member of BJC HealthCare. Crabtree is responsible for preparing all of the food served to patients and visitors there each day. Morrison Healthcare is the food service provider for the hospital.
As part of the cooking demo, Crabtree will prepare a chicken freekeh salad with kale and Brussels sprouts, lemon vinaigrette and mighty mocha mini black bean cupcakes.
Crabtree, a St. Louis native, received his training at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. He was invited to provide a cooking demonstration at this year’s event after organizers of the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis viewed his BJC Cooks video at youtube.com/watch?v=y91wjzkpBwg.
Morrison Healthcare is the food service provider for approximately 630 hospitals in the United States and specializes in providing healthy, nutritious meals for hospital patients and visitors in the hospital cafés. Visitors can choose from food stations that offer fresh salads, produce, fish and chicken entrées, including at least one meal daily that is 450 calories or less.
For information about Morrison Healthcare, visit morrisonhealthcare.com.