Douglas Katz is always cooking new things up — this time, at the Cleveland Clinic.
The acclaimed chef was named a chef partner with Morrison Healthcare, the food service company that supplies food to the hospital system. In his role, Katz will work with Morrison and the Clinic's culinary team to craft menu dishes, including seasonal offerings and specials, for patients, workers and visitors, according to a news release.
“My purpose is to spread joy through meaningful experiences and a shared passion for food,” Katz says in a news release. “It is an honor to join the Morrison Healthcare team at Cleveland Clinic and bring these experiences to patients, caregivers and guests. I’m looking forward to exploring creative ways to continue to move the hospital dining experience forward and keep the impressive momentum the culinary team at Cleveland Clinic has already made in creating the future of hospital food.”
Katz is well-known in Cleveland for his restaurants Zhug and Amba, both of which are Cleveland Magazine Best Restaurant picks. Beyond the two restaurants and his past concept Fire Food and Drink, Katz is also the chef-partner of The Cleveland Museum of Art's Provenance cafe.
Now he'll bring new flavors to the hospitals, supplying his creative take on cuisine to the Cleveland Clinic community.
“We are pleased to have chef Katz join our culinary leadership team and bring his expertise to our retail concepts and menu development for our patients, visitors and caregivers,” says Laura Johns, senior director of patient support services at Cleveland Clinic, in a news release. “We are proud to bring even more vision to our culinary offerings, emphasizing sustainable practices and creative and delicious dishes.”