Patient Meals

Inpatient meals

UK Chandler Hospital provides healthy, balanced meals as an important part of treatment and recovery. Patients who need special meals will receive specific menus. If you have specific dietary needs, ask to meet with a registered dietitian.

Dietitians work closely with your doctors and nurses to make sure your dietary needs are met during your stay. They can provide you and your family with information on special diets and discuss any nutritional concerns.

You or a member of your health care team can contact a dietitian by calling 859-323-6987. Dietitians are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Inpatient service schedule

  • Breakfast tray service is offered between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Cut-off time is 9:30 a.m. 
  • A continental breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m. 
  • Lunch tray service is offered between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cut-off time is 1:30 p.m. 
  • A box lunch is available until 3:30 p.m. 
  • Dinner tray service is offered from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cut-off time is 7 p.m.

Outpatient dining options

For patients not staying in the hospital, we offer a variety of dining options.

Chandler Dining

Our cafeteria is located on the first floor of Pavilion A near the patient elevators. The cafeteria is open 22 hours a day: closed 5-6 a.m. and 10-11 a.m. for meal changes. Cash and credit are accepted. Call 859-257-1168 for daily menus.

Courtyard Café

Located in Pavilion A on the ground floor adjacent to the lobby atrium and the auditorium; offering coffee, beverages, pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches. Open Monday - Friday, 5 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Located on the first floor of the Kentucky Clinic. Open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Wildcat Café

Located on the third floor of the Kentucky Clinic near the pedestrian bridge from Pavilion H. Open 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday

Vending machines

Located on the first floor of Pavilion H around the corner from the cafeteria; 24-hour service with a microwave available.