September 10th AHF-NJ Nutrition Seminar

AHF-NJ Nutrition Seminar

When: September 10th, 2018 ∣ Registration @ 8:30am ∣ Program 9am to 2pm

Where: Hunterdon Medical Center ∣ 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ – In the Auditorium

How: Register below

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Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

(2 )Dietary/Food Service Supervisor Positions

West Orange and Saddle Brook, NJ

For more than half a century, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has defined medical rehabilitation and is a recognized leader for brain, stroke, spinal cord injuries, neurologic diseases, amputation, cancer rehabilitation, cardiac recovery and complex orthopedic conditions. Kessler has been named to “America’s Best Hospitals” list by US News & World Report and is consistently recognized as the top rehabilitation hospital in the East.

A Dietary/Food Service Supervisor is responsible for the daily supervision of the Food and Nutrition Department staff.  Assists the Director with the overall operations of the Food and Nutrition Department.  Implements established departmental and organizational policies and procedures.  Follows standard practices and complies with regulatory requirements.

Plans, organizes, directs and supervises food service activities and the delivery of food to the patients. Works with staff to maintain effective workflow.  Evaluates operational performance of the department and recommends change to increase quality of service, productivity and cost effectiveness.

Trains, orients, instructs, assigns and supervises food service staff. Evaluates performance and recommends personnel actions such as merit increases, promotions and disciplinary actions.  Participates in the development of in-service and training program for staff.

WORKING SHIFT: Saddle Brook – 11am-7pm weekdays and every other weekend. 

West Orange – 11am-7pm alternate with 6:30am-2:30pm and every other weekend.

Total of 37.5 work week.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of a state-approved course in Food Service Management
  • Completion of a state-approved course in Sanitation preferred.
  • One or more years’ experience supervising food service personnel preferred.


Please submit your resume to:

Karen Dresher, Professional Recruiter


Phone (973) 243-6855


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Stuff it – Annual Culinary Competition

AHF-NJ’s Annual Culinary Competition

When: May 22, 2018 → 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: JFK Medical Center ∣ 70 James Street ∣ Edison, NJ 08820 [Social Hall – across the street from the hospital]

Enter: Contact Angela o”Neill at

March Event

Leader Enhancement Educational Event

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March 29th 2018

12:00 t0 3:00pm

RWJ, New Brunswick, NJ – in the DINNING Room

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2018 AHF-NJ Event Calendar

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Delicious recipe From the AHF-NJ Annual Seminar

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Hunterdon Healthcare is Looking for Experienced Cooks

Hunterdon Healthcare is looking for experienced cooks

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Department: Nutritional Services
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Days/Evenings
Hours: 40 hrs/week; Hours 5:30-2pm/10:30-7pm; alternating weekend
Job Details: – High school diploma or equivalent is required

The Cook performs independently in a variety of assignments relating to the preparation of meals to patients and patrons of the Medical Center. Follows appropriate sanitation regulations concerning food handling, preparation, storage and ware washing. The employee is expected to be involved in the planning and facilitation of change in an effort to continually improve the services of the Nutrition Department.


  • Prepares meals for patients and patrons in a timely, accurate and organized way.
  • Practices proper sanitation and inventory control by using the FIFO method, labeling and dating products, disposing of outdated products, washing hands and wearing gloves and communicates low stock items to management.
  • Participates in ordering and receiving orders from vendors.
  • Follows appropriate portion control to assure cost containment and dietary compliance.
  • Operates essential equipment to their job duties and restocks stations.
  • Participates in sanitation of department to include but not limited to: cleaning service ware and pots, sweeping and mopping, breaking down cardboard, disposing of trash and cleaning/sanitizing carts and surfaces using appropriate chemicals.
  • Participates in the preparation and plating of salads, sandwiches, while following recipes and portion standards. Is responsible for processing catering orders and maintaining product for either the hot or cold service station.

Minimum Education:

Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred: Culinary Training, Associates degree in Foodservice or Bachelors in Foodservice or Nutrition

Minimum Years of Experience:

Required: 2 years of customer service or food service experience


Hunterdon Healthcare is looking for experienced cooks

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Save the Date

Annual Seminar for Food & Nutrition Professionals

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November 16th, 2017





AHF NJ is in the NEWS! Great Article!

NJ Chapter Grabs Top Honors At AHF National Conference In DC

AHF National Conference
The AHF New Jersey Chapter receives the first-ever AHF Chapter of the Year Award. From left are: Robert Darrah, AHF Award Committee Co-chair; Joanne McMillian, AHF Treasurer and New Jersey Chapter member; Angela O’Neill, New Jersey Chapter President Elect; Gary Triolo, New Jersey Chapter President; and Mary Angela Miller, AHF Award Committee Co-chair

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) held its eighth Annual Conference, last month, at The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland (outside of Washington, D.C.).

It was a highly successful confab for Tri-State delegations as the New Jersey chapter won top honors as the AHF national chapter of the year.

The Garden State chapter under the guidance of its president Gary Triolo has long been known in local and national circles for the quality and passion of its membership. “Tony Almeida of Robert Wood Johnson and Betty Perez really set the standard for our members early on,” noted Triolo.  The foodservice executive was quick to credit board member Angela O’Neil of the Hunterdon Medical Center with championing the New Jersey chapter’s bid for the annual award.

“She did a great job of profiling our group’s dedication to giving back to the communities we serve.”

Highlighting AHF New Jersey’s annual calendar is the association’s annual full day Fall conference.  The group makes an annual gift of the event’s fees to the Food Bank of New Jersey. Those donations have grown to as much as $5000 to feed the hungry in the Garden State. Prior to that program AHF-NY sponsored a toy drive so that young children in the state would enjoy a Merry Christmas. Under Triolo’s leadership, the group  has continued its commitment to support the national association’s scholarship initiatives.

“I’m convinced that the work we do as a group reflects many of the characteristics of our responsibilities at our facilities,” Triolo continued. “We are part of the puzzle in which the patient and their family know that we are providing healthy, nutritious and tasty food to contribute to their caregiving and healing.”

In addition to accepting national honors, New Jersey’s healthcare foodservice professionals had busy agendas for their annual national conference. “Education, networking and monitoring are key components,” noted Triolo.

The conference featured a wide diversity of educational seminars from branding to salt free cooking as well as benchmarking and a moving piece on motivating employees with Colonel Joe Ricciardi, PhD. The army veteran spoke on how The Brave Lead with Love, and detailed his approach to leading a team of over 1000 Soldiers to Afghanistan.

“The modernization of our industry truly means Healthcare Foodservice Reimagined,” said Julie Jones, AHF President and Director of Nutrition Services at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “At this year’s conference, we were able to explore the abundance of new opportunities and innovative models for delivering delicious, healthy food options in our communities.”

Formed in 2009, the Association for Healthcare Foodservice is composed of food and nutrition professionals from facilities that are self-operated. AHF advances the foodservice and hospitality industry in all healthcare segments by enabling its operator members to grow through continuing education, networking opportunities, annual conference, and innovative equipment and service through our business partners. AHF advocates for and supports its members to create best practice, while connecting the leaders that advance the industry.

To learn more about the AHF, please visit their website.







Breaking News!

Just in!

AHF National has recognized as AHF NJ as Chapter of the Year!

This is the first time that AHF has ever given this recognition!

Congratulations to Gary and the entire Board!

Stay tuned for more information.