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MEDIA ADVISORY Healthcare Chefs Compete For Industry’s Premier Award WHAT:              The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) is pleased to announce the top five culinary teams from the healthcare industry competing in the eighth annual culinary competition. The culinary teams hail from facilities in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee. New in 2017, there are no mandatory ingredients. However, each original recipe must follow certain nutritional and cost guidelines and be appropriate to serve in the team’s operation; whether retail, catering or patient feeding. WHEN:              Wednesday, August 16                                ...
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A separate area in the Essentia-St. Joseph kitchen is being used to make meals for patients with food allergies. Like many other dining operations across the country, Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn., has had to cope with a growing number of diners reporting allergies to various foods. Initially, this was dealt with on a case-by-case basis, but now there’s a more solid solution: the purple station. Read more HE
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In February 2017 Christine Guyott FCSI RD was honored with Foodservice Equipment Reports' Industry Service Award. One the eve of the ceremony, she spoke to Michael Jones about her career and why healthcare will always be her professional passion. READ MORE.. .
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UNC REX Healthcare is Named "Best of Show" Winner Alongside Nine Category Winners READ MORE.
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Three hospital foodservice directors share their experiences implementing healthy eating initiatives. “San Francisco makes the healthy choice the easy choice,” reads the headline for a Reuters article about the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, which “[removed] all sugar-sweetened beverages from every store, cafeteria, food truck and restaurant on its sprawling campuses.” To boot, the city of San Francisco is working to make the move at all hospitals. With local government and hospital administrators committing to the cause, it’s not a matter of whether to serve healthier food but rather how to do it. ...
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The Porcelain Doll pumpkin, bred to help battle breast cancer, will headline at healthcare chef’s farmers’ market class this fall. Billed as the world’s first pink pumpkin, the Porcelain Doll hybrid variety of pumpkin is tied to a cause: the battle with breast cancer. Pumpkin growers agree to donate a percentage of the price of every pink pumpkin they sell to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, which has been helping to fund breast cancer research projects since 2012. Nazim Khan, executive chef at Bryan Health in Lincoln, Neb., found out about the pink pumpkin project through an employee from the hospital’s radiology department.  Read More
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A Revolution In Healthcare Foodservice Registration Is Now Open For The AHF Annual Conference McLean, VA – May 4, 2017 – Registration is now open for the Association for Healthcare Foodservice’s (AHF) 8 th Annual Conference, August 15-18, at The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland (outside of Washington, D.C.).  “We’re excited for this action-packed conference and very pleased to offer a number of area activities including guided tours of the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress and National Gallery,” said Julie Jones, AHF President and Director of Nutrition Services at the Ohio State University Wexner ...
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AHF Unveils New and Improved Website McLean, VA – April 21, 2017 – The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) announced the launch of its new website http://connect.healthcarefoodservice.org offering many new features for an improved user experience. The new site is centered around communities – forums for members to interact and collaborate. “After nearly a year of scoping, mapping, strategizing, vetting, copywriting, editing and testing, we’re delighted to launch the new AHF website,” said AHF President, Julie Jones. “Not only is the new website modern and attractive—it’s also vastly more functional.” The new site offers an easy-to-use intuitive ...
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Oncology Center Opens Cancer-Fighting Cafe A menu centered on organic, high-protein, and antioxidant-rich foods caters to the needs—and tastes—of patien
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McLean, VA January 31, 2017 The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) will hold its eighth Annual Conference, August 15-18, at The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland (outside of Washington, D.C.). The modernization of our industry truly means Healthcare Foodservice Reimagined, said Julie Jones, AHF President and Director of Nutrition Services at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. At this years conference, well explore the abundance of new opportunities and innovative models for delivering delicious, healthy food options in our communities. We have a terrific line up of speakers ...
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