John is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and has over 20 years of culinary and management experience. John started at The Valley Hospital as the Executive Chef in July of 2010. John won the 2015 gold medal, the 2012 and 2013 silver medal at the annual Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) Culinary Competitions. The National Competition showcases select organizations that demonstrate outstanding culinary talent and creativity representative of the self-operated healthcare foodservice industry.
John has held a variety of positions throughout his career such as Executive Chef, Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff, NJ, Chef Poissonier, The Manor in West Orange, NJ and Sous Chef, Epicure Catering, Midland Park, NJ. In addition, John was named 2007 Professional of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (NJAHSA). John’s culinary creations have been featured in the Star Ledger, Bergen Record, (201) Magazine and industry publications, such as Food Management and Food Service Director Magazine.