(Photo above, Cameryn Turner and Stephanie Gates competed in the Association for Healthcare Foodservice’s Annual Culinary Competition on August 22, 2018, Courtesy of Amy Coppersmith)
Cameryn Turner and Stephanie Gates, a team of chefs from St. Charles in Prineville, competed in the Culinary Competition at the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) Annual Conference.
Teams from five healthcare facilities from around the country competed to create the best meal from original recipes with judging on organization, culinary skills, taste and presentation. Setting the event apart from other culinary competitions, meals had to meet cost and nutrition parameters — with food costs less than $8 per meal and no more than 700 calories, 23 grams of fat and 750 mg of sodium.
“My hat is off to the winners and all the finalists in the Culinary Competition. They highlight the talent in self-operated healthcare foodservice departments,” said David Reeves, AHF president. “These competitors showed us what can be done when hospitals and long-term care facilities are committed to creating good food in-house while providing affordable and nutritious meals in the healthcare setting.”