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Dining & Meal Services

Take what you think you know about hospital food and forget it!

Rex Main CafeteriaOur culinary team believes that hospital food should not only be nutritious, but delicious and exciting. In fact, UNC REX Healthcare has even made Conde Nast Traveler's list of '9 Great Meals in Unexpected Places.'

Jim McGrody, Director of Culinary and Nutrition Services and Executive Chef Ryan Conklin are graduates of the Culinary Institute of America and understand that even though patients may have specialized nutritional needs, it doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice on quality or flavor. Chef McGrody and his culinary team strive to create specialized meals with healthy ingredients - whether its fresh herbs from the garden outside of the Café or cedar-plank grilled salmon - ensuring that you will have a pleasant dining experience during your stay at Rex.

If you are looking for healthy and delicious meals to cook at home, visit the recipe section of the REX Connects blog, or follow Chef Ryan on his Blog, New School Hospital Food.

For updates on what is cooking in the Rex kitchen and to learn about our Black Hat Chef in house training program, be sure to 'like' them on Facebook.

Courtyard Café

The Courtyard Café is UNC REX's main dining room and cafeteria. It is located on the first floor of the hospital.

The Courtyard Café offers daily specials, including a fresh salad and produce bar featuring locally grown produce, the Flat Iron Grill and the Showtime Chefs in Motion station. There are a variety of gourmet food options for our patients and visitors.

The Courtyard Café is open daily from 6 am - 8 pm.

Korner Café

Located near the Patient Tower entrance on the second floor of the hospital, the Korner Café offers additional dining options in a café setting.

Featured stations include:

  • Mezza Luna - fresh made to order salads
  • Cosimo's - old world pizza and pasta
  • Caprese's Deli - gourmet sandwiches, salads, desserts
  • Larry's Beans - gourmet coffee bar

The Korner Café is open Monday-Friday from 6 am - 3 pm and 8 pm - 1 am.

Room Service

Our room service menu is available to patients between 6:45 am - 6:45 pm.

Room Service is offered 24 hours a day for patients and visitors in the Emergency Department and Women's Center.

Guests may take advantage of room service by purchasing a meal voucher from the Courtyard Café for $8 + tax.

Vending Machines

For your convenience, there are vending machines located throughout the hospital.

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