UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids opened its newly renovated kitchen and cafeteria named Ten Twenty-Six Grille this morning at a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting.
The extensive renovation that started last December updates the 1950s-era kitchen, and equips it with state-of-the-art facilities, including an updated tray line, dish room and food service area. The kitchen renovation also allowed the hospital to begin offering room service.
St. Luke’s also recently hired new Executive Chef Matt Melone, former co-owner and chef at the Pig and Porter restaurant in NewBo. He trained at the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago and has experience working at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
St. Luke’s cafeteria and kitchen remained open during the renovations but offered a limited menu. Ten Twenty-Six Grille is open to the public and is located on the main level of the hospital, just off the B elevators.
Story originally appeared in the Corridor Business Journal.