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The Pizza Challenge, Accepted

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”  – Bernice Johnson Reagan Taking on a good challenge is something I’ve always respected. In the modern hospital kitchen, specifically ours, every day can bring a new … Continue reading

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The Journey of a Healthcare Chef

The last ten years of my career have mostly been centered around one common goal, changing the public’s perception of “Hospital Food”. Over this journey, I’ve made plenty of mistakes, won many awards, and met many people whom share the … Continue reading

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“Pork Week”- It’s How Our Chefs Celebrate Shark Week

It’s been quite the week here, as the Black Hat Chefs were going full throttle with our new “Discovery Sessions.” While most of the world was celebrating “Shark Week,”  in our kitchens we were celebrating “Pork Week.” That’s right,  from the very start of the … Continue reading

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Summertime Tears of Joy

   Tears of Joy-they don’t happen too often in one’s life, which is in fact the very reason that makes them all the more special. You will see them often at award ceremonies, sports championships, or even when your child does something remarkable … Continue reading

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Preparation, Organization, Validation- My Quest to Become a Certified Executive Chef with The American Culinary Federation

This is my story of how I earned this credential in three months time. There are just over 3,000 chefs that hold this credential, and I am one of them. The following is a short story of how I did … Continue reading

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Make Your Customers Happy, Respect the Salad Bar

    Before culinary school, I spent roughly 2 years working as a pantry cook in the kitchen of  The Arden House in Harriman, New York. In this role, I worked with cold salad preparation  dressings, sandwiches, shrimp cocktail and fruit platters just to name a … Continue reading

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It’s Cibo Time- a hospital grill redefined.

The Rex Chefs are at it again… this time revolutionizing the typical “hospital cafeteria grill.” Cibo (pronounced- chee-bow)  a non-pretentious person who enjoys all food. Either talking about food, or eating food, a Cibo is happy with all things food.  … Continue reading

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Perfect Roasted Turkey Breast

Meet Maime Mangum, a level one- Black Hat Chef  who will walk you through this simple process we now use to cook all of our turkey. The effort,  to provide a home cooked experience right in your hospital bed. Maime has mastered the task of … Continue reading

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Innovation-Our New Dining App

If you, like most of the world use an Ipad, Iphone, or Android device….you’ll be very excited to learn about our new App. I believe that this is the first ever App created that focuses solely on patient and retail … Continue reading

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Black Hat Chef Herb Garden

I’m so proud to talk about our herb garden with everyone -as it’s one of the most unique things we do in our department. It’s the herb garden’s 4th year, and our very own  “Garden Guru’s” this time took it to another level. They rototilled new soil and … Continue reading

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