Culinary Services

    Led by Executive Chef Gary Glenn, Mount Nittany Medical Center's Culinary Services team produces meals that defy the stereotypical hospital food experience. In fact, almost all our top-quality meals are made from scratch, served on china and delivered to patients on award-winning tray service.

    With close to one million meals served at Mount Nittany Medical Center every year, our staff serves more meals—everything from purees to sirloins—than any restaurant in town. From thickened water for patients working on swallowing exercises to ice sculptures from the in-house catering team, Culinary Services truly does it all—and does it well.

    Our patients consistently rank our performance in the 99th percentile across the board in quarterly reports from independent, nonprofit customer satisfaction surveyor Press Ganey. Against our local peers, similar sized hospitals across the country and all hospitals nationally, both our food and customer service set the standard. In short, we provide a level of patient food service you won't find anywhere else.

    In the interest of maintaining this high level of service, please fill out the short survey you receive after being discharged from the Medical Center. You can also contact Chef Glenn directly by sending him an email. We care about what you think and want to make every effort to continually improve our work.

    Our Team

    Led by Executive Chef Gary Glenn, a team of more than 60 people make up our culinary staff.

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    Our Meals

    We prepare all of our meals with the freshest ingredients and strive to present them with care and class.

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    Our patients enjoy our food and service, and we have the accolades to prove it!

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    Created by Executive Chef Gary Glenn, and tested in our kitchen.

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