March 01, 2016
Spring Hill, Florida – The North Florida Team of Chris De'Lain, Oak Hill Hospital's Food & Nutrition Services Director, Thomas Harvey, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Executive Chef, Timothy Krusko, Oak Hill Hospital Executive Chef, Anthony Rezza, Citrus Memorial Hospital Executive Chef, and Lauren Fury, Oak Hill Hospital Retail Supervisor recently submitted one of only two new entrees selected for the West Florida Division in a culinary competition.
West Florida Division Consolidated Food & Nutrition Services (FANS) held a Culinary Competition to select a "signature dish" that would be offered on all patient menus in the West Florida Division. The competition was held on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at Gordon Food Service Distribution Center Test Kitchen in Plant City. The signature dish and a runner-up showcased on the printed menu with photograph and description will be available for lunch or dinner on any day.
Judges included West Florida Division's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Larry Feinman, Nancy Simon, West Florida Chief Nursing Executive,Maureen Greenway, CEO, Parallon Supply Chain Services, Lisa Monk, CFO of Parallon Supply Chain Services, Chris Mantel, AVP, HealthTrust Purchasing Group, Sam Potter, Director Food and Nutrition Service for HealthTrust Purchasing Group. Judging was based upon taste, plate presentation, appropriateness for patient menu, ease of preparation, and flexibility of handling. The competition was a full plate challenge, including entrée and appropriate sides, presented to represent the team vision of Florida cuisine. Entrées featured Jackman Ranch Wagyu Beef, which is Florida grown, antibiotic and growth hormone free ("never‐ever" criteria).
North Florida's entrée of Florida Harvest Steak Salad will be a featured entrée salad on the patient menu based on the entrée fromthe North Florida team.
The Directors of Food and Nutrition, Market Clinical Nutrition Directors, senior leadership from the hospitals of the West FloridaDivision and guests from other HCA divisions and Parallon were invited to attend, observe the preparation process, sample products that were made using some of the competition products, and cheer for the team from their market.
ATTACHED PHOTO: Members of the North Market Team, left to right: Timothy Krusko, OHH Executive Chef, Chris De'Lain, OHH FANS Director, Lauren Fury, OHH Retail Supervisor, Thomas Harvey, RMCBP Executive Chef, Anthony Rezza, CMH Executive Chef