Gary Triolo in the News!

Our very own Gary Triolo and his team are highlight in an article from Catering magazine.

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Going it alone

While a hefty percentage of healthcare locations rely on companies such as Cura and Aramark for their foodservice, many prefer to keep it in-house.

Serving approximately 1,700 meals a day, Freehold, N.J.-based CentraState Healthcare System is a not-for-profit health organization affiliated with the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition to a 284-bed acute care teaching hospital, it operates an outpatient center, and three senior living communities.

“Deanna Curry, our executive chef, and her staff are always looking for new, trendy items, and, thankfully, they’re very good at that,” says Gary Triolo, director of food and nutrition services.

“Our restaurant-style room service menu is measured through the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey process, and our overall satisfaction scores range from the high 80th percentile to the mid-90th percentile. For the patients, we do our best to keep everything low-fat and low-sodium, but still tasty. As a result, many selections could be allowable for most diets.”

One of his proudest accomplishments, Triolo says, was “taking over a new, outsourced and failing café at our attached ambulatory campus. We transformed this café into a fresh-and-healthy-style café where a different ‘nutrilicious’ hot meal is presented daily. Each selection is nutritionally balanced, and the calorie count is under 550.”