Culinary Competition – May 21 2019

Come to the State “Fare”

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019  from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Hackensack Meridian Heath JFK Conference Center, 70 James Street, Edison NU

Sold Out – March 22 Event

The Friday, March 22 2019 Event at The Valley Hospital is SOLD OUT!

Taking Parenteral Nutrition to the Next Level

Not to be missed – February 8, 2019 Seminar

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health ● JFK Conference Center ● 70 James Street ● Edison, NJ  08820

When: Friday, February 8, 2019 ● 11:30am – 3:30pm (Lunch will be served)

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2018 – Annual Education Seminar

Learning and fun had by all at the November 15, 2018 Annual Education Seminar

AHF-NJ 2019 Calendar of Events

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2019 AHF-NJ Installation Dinner

Online registration is closed for the 2019 Installation Dinner

When: January 15, 2019 • 5:30 Tuesday

Where: Metuchen Inn  • 424 Middlesex Ave • Metuchen, NJ 08840

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Results – AHF-NJ Fall Culinary Competition

On October 23, Pecinka Ferri hosted the second annual AHF-NJ Fall Culinary Competition! Five talented culinary teams competed from Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Morristown Medial Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and JFK Medical Center. The teams had one and half-hours to complete both an entrée and a dessert to present to the three judges, Peter Fischbach, RickfordR. Foo, and Francesco Palmieli.

As an added challenge, they also had to incorporate a secret ingredient to their dishes. For the entrée, the secret ingredients were Malghese cheese and cranberries. For the dessert, they were asked to use chipotle sauce or seasoning to their dish.

The culinary teams did a fantastic job incorporating the ingredients and developed the following dishes:

St. Clare’s

Entrée: Stuffed chicken breast with roasted red pepper cheese, cranberry compote on a bed of risotto, which was made with Malghese cheese and scallions. It was accompanied by sautéed broccoli topped with cranberry brandy frisee.

Dessert: Chocolate trifle which incorporated chipotle chocolate mousse, candied bananas, fresh pinapple, cinnamon toasted apples and was topped with white chocolate mousse

St. Joseph’s

Entrée: Pan seared pork tenderloin with homemade butternut squash gnocchi, asparagus tips with a Malghesecheese sauce and apple brandy demi gloss with cranberries

Dessert: Vanilla bean panna cotta topped with espresso cream and grilled lemon strawberry chipotle compote


Entrée: Pan roasted pork tenderloin on top of baby spinach and butternut squash and Malghese cheese puree and brown sugar cranberry compote with black pepper

Dessert: Gluten free hazelnut brown butter cake with chipotle ganache and crème glaze. Topped with spiced candied pepitas

Robert Wood Johnson

Entrée: Braised rabbit leg, Applewood smoked bacon wrapped tenderloin with cranberry glaze. Accompanied with five spice butternut squash puree with Malghesecheese, roast baby turnips and asparagus tips

Dessert: Pumpkin flan topped with biscotti cookie crumble, torched figs and chipotle infused sugar art

JFK Medical Center

Entrée: Roasted acorn squash stuffed with a sausage, shallot, roasted chestnuts, apple, cranberry stuffing with Malghese cheese

Dessert: Chipotle raspberry jam with beet root and cardamom custard with lemon whipped cream with crushed gingersnaps on top

First place was Morristown, second place was JFK Medical and third place was St. Joseph’s! Congratulations to all the contestants for creating some amazing dishes!

Thanks again to our judges and business partners that helped with the events. Especially Chef Nick and Pecinka Ferri for hosting the event and also Boar’s Head and RC Fine Foods for donating some great appetizers for the spectators!

We hope to see everyone on November 15 at our Annual Fall Conference, “Conquering the Workday”! Please visit our website to register

Fun Had By All

Food Service Recognition Dinner Dance



Looking to Hire Registered Dietician

Registered Dietician

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Now Hiring – Registered Dietician – (New Milford), (NJ)

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The (CareOne at New Milford) mission is to define excellence within the health care community. We are dedicated to Maximizing Patient Outcomes.  We treat Residents, their families and each other with respect, dignity and compassion. Through a collaborative and consultative approach, we strive to provide a framework of strength and stability for our Centers and Communities. We work to maintain the highest standards of care and service for Residents, families and our valued employees.

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The Registered Dietician will be responsible for, but not limited to:

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  2. Participate in care planning meetings as required
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  4. Meet DOH/state/federal and company standards 5. Perform duties independently without training or direction


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Food Service Director

Food Services Director

Full Time * Paterson, NJ

St. Joseph’s Health is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

As an integral member of our leadership team, you will oversee the daily operations of our Department of Food and Nutrition Services, including cost-based initiatives, while ensuring departmental performance is in compliance with all Federal, State, Local and Credentialing Agency Standards of Performance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Directing and managing all departmental activities in clinical nutrition, procurement, production and provision of food, as well as customer service
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements
  • Establishing policies, procedures, objectives and goals
  • Managing departmental finances and budgeting
  • Directing staff, credentialing, in-service training and competency evaluations
  • Handling other management related functions

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
  • 10 years of food service management experience, or at least 5 years’ experience as an Assistant Manager, within a healthcare facility
  • Direct experience with supervisory techniques and methods
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution, decision-making, and prioritization skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive customer, patient and management relations
  • Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal and motivational skills
  • PC proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint

We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and a comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please apply online, at:


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