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Once a St. Jude's family gives a special-request meal a thumbs-up, the lead chef trains staff members to cook it. Then the family is free to request the dish at will.

St. Jude chefs make dining personal for patients

The chefs at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital take special requests so kids can have a taste of home.

When patients first arrive at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital from outside the United States, they want spaghetti, hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken tenders to eat, says Executive Chef Michael Vetro.

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