The Top Five Show Their Stuff for the Healthcare Industry
Top culinary professionals from the healthcare industry will compete in the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) 2012 Culinary Competition held in conjunction with its annual conference inMiami,Floridaat the Doral Golf Resort and Spa on June 21st. Five competing teams will demonstrate their exceptional culinary talent and creativity, representative of the healthcare industry.
Each team will utilize ProPortionÂ® chicken provided by conference sponsor Tysonâ„˘ Food Service and create an appealing and nutritious entrĂ©e complete with side dishes, sauces and garnishes.
The following teams will be competing:
Jessica Marchand, Director, Food & Nutrition Services and Jennifer Leamons, Chef
Wake Med Hospital, Raleigh, NC
Tyran Lawson, Retail Services Coordinator and Ryan Conklin, Executive Chef
REX Healthcare, Raleigh, NC
Nelson Sangueima, Patient Services Manager and John Graziano, Executive Chef
TheValleyHospital, Ridgewood, NJ
Angelo Mojica, Director, Nutrition & Foodservice and Shawn Dolan, Executive Chef
UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
Joanne McMillian, Food & Nutrition Director and Aatul Jain, Executive Chef
Saint Clares Health System, Denville, NJ
The winning dish must fit within the stated nutritional guidelines â€” cost under $7 to produce, and of course be delicious. These teams and their dishes will be judged on organization, culinary skills, taste and presentation. The top three winners will be awarded prizes by Tysonâ„˘ Food Service and medals from AHF.
â€śAHFâ€™s Culinary Competition is Iron Chef for hospitals,â€ť says AHF Executive Vice President Billye Potts. â€śThese dishes represent the future of food in healthcare; vibrant, healthful, inspiringâ€¦ all of the things that you would expect from a fine dining restaurant.â€ť
The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) is the national professional association dedicated to advancing self-operated healthcare foodservice as industry best practice. AHF develops healthcare foodservice professionals, assuring food and nutrition services are valued as an essential contributor to the healthcare organizationâ€™s mission. For more information, please visit: www.healthcarefoodservice.org.