The Building of a Culinary Arsenal

Arsenal (ahr-suh-nl)- a collection of things, skills and/or talents. A stock of weapons

It’s a fact folks, in professional kitchens you have days that are rough. Another word that we often use is painful. I refuse to lie, sometimes even here, we have days that can be a hot mess. Luckily, theses days are heavily outnumbered by the frequent days that we are most definetly “on point”-also know as firing all cylinders……the cat’s meow.

This just doesn’t happen without hard work and passion, two crucial elements in a successful kitchen. Our culinary team continually pushes the envelope daily to do the next best thing for our patients and guests. But all this just didn’t happen overnite, as our chef’s and cooks have worked many years to hone their individual skills as culinarians. As you can see below, what we bring to the table is a wealth of kitchen knowledge, experience,  and heart. We want to take hospital food to new heights.

Although we are now all based out of Raleigh, our team’s travels ( including myself”s) stopped in 17 states, and two countries. Our diverse resume, is a testament to the excellent food that we now produce. Countless 12 hour work days, late nights, and holidays spent working away from our famlies occurred during this process of establishing our carreers. But in the end, we all came out better cook’s, and can more appreciete the oppurtunity we are now presented , to take all these food experiences and pour them into our menus for our orginization. We are proud to show you where we come from, because each of these places has helped build us up to where we are today.

A special toast to my crew working hard to make it happen. This is our resume, this is our Culinary Arsenal!

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina


Virginia/ Washington D.C

About Chef Ryan CEC

I'm the Executive Chef for Rex Healthcare's Culinary & Nutritional Services team in Raleigh, NC. We are doing some amazing things. We are changing the perception of "Hospital Food"- one meal at a time.
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