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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; Gary Triolo, New Jersey Chapter Past 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.





AHF-NJ Fall Culinary Challenge

First ever AHF-NJ Culinary Challenge!!

  • When: October 26th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Where: Pacinka Ferri ♦ 3 Spielman Road ♦ Fairfield, NJ 07004
  • Who:  The first four Culinary Teams to sign-up

Sign-up by calling or emailng Chef Nick at Pecinka Ferri

Mobile (908) 692-8448 or email

See flyer below for more information [Click here for flyer]




Chef – Nursing Home (North New Jersey)

Chef – Daughters of Miriam Center

Compensation: Commensurate with experience… benefits include paid holidays, paid vacation, paid sick time, medical and dental insurance available

Employment type: full-time

Immediate opening for an Experienced Chef needed for the Daughters of Miriam Center, New Jersey’s five star Nursing Home facility loctated in Clifton New Jersey.

Experienced cooking skills (including a minimum of 2 years as a chef or first cook), excellent personal hygiene and ServSafe Certification is required. Being comfortable and respectful while working with an elderly population and a diversified staff of union and nonunion employees a must.

Computer, inventory and purchasing knowledge required. This is a five day position with most alternate weekends off. Will consider Chefs of any background. Healthcare and knowledge of kosher food service is not mandatory but valuable. I

Interview may include a practical cooking exam. A good leader, a good trainer, a good supervisor and honesty lands you this position! All positions applied for are subject to a reference and criminal background check prior to employment. Please submit resume and cover letter with desired salary to

Aram Schwartz

DineRite LLC is an AAE-EOE-EANJ Member

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YES – 2017 Employee Recognition Dinner is Coming

Greetings ~ To our Valued AHF-NJ members and Vendor Partners ~

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 6th!!

Our 2017 Employee Recognition Dinner is quickly approaching!! Come and Celebrate our 2017 AHF-New Jersey Chapter of the Year Award!!!!

To Our Valued Vendor Partners, Two (2) guests are invited to attend and celebrate at this live event as well.

It’s Time to Party like a Rock Star ~Get Ready to Be a Legend at the Employee Recognition Live Event Celebrating Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week!!!

If there are any questions please contact Dawn Cascio at 201-447-8423 or Betty Perez at 845-323-7007.

Please click here for your sign-up form!





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.

Joanne McMillian Receives AHF Presidential Service Award

At the recent August 2017 AHF Annual Conference, Joanne McMillian was recognized for all of the work she does supporting AHF.

Currently, Joanne is on the AHF Board and is Treasurer.





















Food & Production Coordinator at Atlantic Health System

Food & Production Coordinator

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Atlantic Health System has created a Trusted Network of Caring™, delivering the right care, at the right quality, at the right time, at the right place and at the right cost. We aim to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 7th year in a row to Fortune’s “Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For” list. We believe you’ll find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families and our employees.


Provides professionalism, culinary knowledge and skills to support all aspects of Culinary Services to include recipe development, internal and external training, sanitation, customer presentations, product development, hospital functions and internal/external events. Oversee and maintain inventory of products, equipment, china, glassware, etc. Provide research of trends and assist with development of operational tools, best practices and marketing tools.


Culinary degree from a nationally accredited culinary school preferred.
ServSafe Managers Certificate, or equivalent

Minimum five years management or supervisory experience in a healthcare environment is highly preferred.  Experience in fine dining in Restaurant/Hotels, Corporate Dining and/or Catering and Banquet facility is desireable as well.  Experience in developing and presenting new menu, recipes, and program standards implementation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

West Point Tour


To register for the West Point tour email Heather Duffy at

Sponsored by PBAC, Hobart & Dinex

  • When: September 15th, 2017
  • Where: West Point
  • What: Guided Tour of West Point

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Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition Services

St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton NJ currently has a position available for an Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition Services.

This is a full time position with benefits.
Major responsibilities include:

  • Full responsibility for the overall success and budget attainment for the Department of Food and Nutrition Services at St. Francis Medical Center.
  • Responsible for a budget of 2M+ dollars
  • 125+ bed acute care hospital
  • Retail operations providing approximately 40,000 covers per month
  • Catering (in-house and off premise)
  • Meals on wheels program
  • Participates in all identified committees to include Joint Committee readiness
  • Responsibility and oversight of all departmental Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Is a current member or involvement with at least one professional organization in related field (ADA, ASHFSA, HFM, DMA, ACTF)
  • Current with Serv-Safe Certification
  • Provides job specific orientation and ongoing training to all Food & Nutrition Services staff, current and new
  • Addresses identified issues, mentors associates, initiates changes to procedures/policies when necessary and promotes/documents staff accountability as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all aspects of departmental operations including but not limited to patient services, production, catering and retail operations function in a manner that enhances patient and customer satisfaction as well as providing optimal efficiency and regulatory compliance.
  • Attends at least one seminar per year to keep current on trends and regulations in Healthcare foodservices.
  • Position is part of a larger management structure and reports directly to the Corporate Director of Food & Nutrition Services for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Management team includes: Executive Chef, 2 Dietitians, 4 Supervisors and 27 Fte’s.

Interested candidates please apply online to

St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ currently has a position available for an Executive Chef.

This is a full time position with benefits.
Major responsibilities include:

  • Provide daily leadership /direction to all Production, Trayline, Catering & Utility associates
  • Interviewing of new candidates
  • Training of associates
  • New associates
  • Yearly in-services
  • Coaching, counseling and disciplining
  • Yearly evaluations of associates who report to Executive Chef
  • Position is part of a larger management structure and reports to the Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition Services with matrixed reporting to the Corporate Executive Chef for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
  • Current SERV-SAFE certification
  • Understands the budgeting process and can function within the budget to attain specified daily, monthly, yearly goals
  • Purchasing and control of all expenses (food, paper, chemicals, etc.),
  • All production needs including daily forecasting, instruction and meeting with production team to ensure daily house needs are met.
  • Responsible to attain waste reduction goals through department identified waste and purchasing programs
  • Responsible for the production of patient, café, catering, meals on wheels and childcare programs daily, on time, and within budget.
  • Responsible to ensure all associates are SERV-SAFE certified including maintaining records for associates
    Interested candidates please apply online to

Marketing Manager – MedVantage

If you want to apply for this job, please send your resume to

Marketing Manager

Well established medical products distribution company is seeking a Marketing Manager to join a growing sales and technical support team and be responsible for the marketing expansion of a new software driven labeling solution into the Healthcare market.

MedVantage is a 20+ year business selling labeling systems into Healthcare.  The successful launch, and subsequent business growth, of an innovative labeling solution to Healthcare Foodservice and its software adaption to another medical department warrants a new position within the company to expand the product to other medical departments through our Inside Sales group.  A successful candidate will be self-motivated, self-managing, well-organized, personable, team oriented and result driven.

Primary Responsibility:

  • Identify new applications within Healthcare departments.
  • Develop business value, sales, and support requirements.
  • Work with Director Product Management to develop software applications/product market needs.
  • All outbound activities generating product awareness to include mail campaigns, trade show activity, literature, and sales support for successful launch.
  • Will eventually assume additional marketing responsibilities of other existing products.


  • 3+ years of successful product marketing experience.
  • Comfortable with contacting customers and making field visits.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in developing effective “Marketing Message” for custom focused products.

Plus Skills:

  • Knowledge of direct thermal/thermal transfer printers.
  • Experience in marketing/selling products to the Healthcare industry.


  • $65,000 to $75,000 Base plus 30% Bonus Plan to start.
  • Opportunity for compensation advancement to proven individual.

Reports to President of company, works closely with Director Product Management, Sales Manager, Technical Support Manager, and Administrative Manager.

Visit website at for additional information.

If you want to apply for this job, please send your resume to

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