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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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