MARCH 2019
2019 AHF NATIONAL CONFERENCE ARIZONA

PRESIDENT'S CORNER

Did you know that AHF is the industry leader in benchmarking and setting the healthcare food service industry’s baseline in terms of performance? If you have a SWAT analysis you’re proud of, send it to me and I’ll share some of them with our members with your approval. Remember the 5 p’s; Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.

Let AHF be your “POWER SOURCE”

Patrick LaMont
AHFNY PRESIDENT

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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS  & BUSINESS PARTNERS

President
Patrick Lamont, MBA
Brookdale Hospital & Medical Center
718-240-5224

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Andria Coleman, DBA, EMBA, MS, RD, CDN
NY Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
212-312-5033

TREASURER
Mimi Wang, MA, RD, CDN
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
718-630-3562

BOARD MEMBERS
Veronica McLymont, PhD, RD, CDN
Memorial Sloan Kettering
212-639-7922

Stephen Chow, RD
South Beach Psychiatric Center
718-667-2753

Cecille P. Agustin, MS, RD, CDN
VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
212-868-750 ext. 4890

Michael C Williams, DBA, MBA, RD, CDN
NY Presbyterian/Weil Cornell Medical Center
212-746-4890

Frank Coffey, RD, CDN
St John Episcopal Hospital
718-869-8545

Alba Aviles, MS, RD
James J.Peters VA Medical Center
718-584-9000 ext. 5146

Tatanisha K. Peets
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
212-639-7134 Pager 4759

Jill Herling, MS, RD, CDN, LNHA
Regeis Care Center
718-947-5255

 

Business Partners

Marc Fuchs
M. Tucker/Singer Equipment Co.
973-484-1200

Dan Plaut
Imperial-Borax Paper
718-665-8500

Diane Rossi
Pro-Tek
866-773-7717

Tricia Rosson
Sysco
201-370-2839

Keith Fitzgerald
PBAC & Associates
814-588-6239

Michael Doblan
US Foods
631-678-3735

Bernie Mulholland

The J.M. Smucker Company

215-416-6090

Want to Join the AHFNY Organization?

     Our chapter is designed to develop leaders and raise the bar for foodservice in New York’s self-operated facilities, whether acute or long-term care.

   

     Our members are directors, managers, dietitians and chefs. We provide professional growth through focused education—the programming that drives productivity, innovation and patient satisfaction from within all facets of the foodservice department, from patient meals to staff dining to retail concepts. 

Questions & Answers

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I have a story idea I want to share it with the AHFNY organization, how can it get published?

 

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You can send your story or ideas to Caren Franklin email: caren@mediamagicny.com , or just message media magic team directly by

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I am looking to replace my Dishwasher, and want to take advantage of the AHFNY network to help me decide who is the right vendor?

A

Please reach out to Caren Franklin email: caren@mediamagicny.com , or just message media magic team directly by

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I have a job posting I know about that I want to share with the AHFNY members. How can I get my postings into newsletter?

A

You can submit your job postings to Caren Franklin email: caren@mediamagicny.com , or just message media magic team directly by

clicking here.

AHFNY Vendor Highlights
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Marsha Diamond, MA, RDN 

     Marsha Diamond, MA, RDN is the President and CEO of M. Diamond, LLC.  The company’s mission is to assist foodservice businesses improve their brand loyalty and increase sales by blending the right solutions to deliver the right products and services.

 

     Marsha leverages her food service, business, culinary and nutrition expertise to define these solutions for industry challenges. She will retool, reignite, or reengage you, your brand or foodservice business with creative & trailblazing ideas.

 

     Her firm has an amazing ability to synthesize the needs of multiple players within an organization and to customize approaches   for clients’ initiatives and success. She specializes in foodservice  and is focused on the end user consumer. Her company is known as an industry resource, connector and opportunity identifier.

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  New Member Profile

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Name: Louis Torres

 

Title: Director of Dining Services

Location: Queens, New York

     Louis Torres is a native Filipino who has been in the food industry for over 30 years. Taking care of people and bringing wellness through food is part of the Filipino culture and that is why Louis has spent over 3 decades giving back to the food and hospitality industry.

     

    Louis recently joined the AHFNY, as he knows the benefits and resources that come with being part of a large organization .

Culinary Clinic at the Institute of Culinary Education

     Hosted by the Association for Healthcare Food Service of New York (AHFNY) and the Institute for Culinary Education (ICE).  The workshop included a short presentation about mindful eating as well as several cooking demonstrations by professional chefs representing restaurants and corporate institutions across the tri-state area.

International Restaurant Show in NYC

     The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York – also known as the NY Restaurant Show and the NYS Restaurant Association Show – is the only all-encompassing event in New York serving the restaurant and foodservice industry.

 

   There were a few AHFNY members who attended the show.  Cathy Kexin Zang is one member who wanted to share her experience with other members.  

Caren Franklin (pictured above) is talking with the NYC

Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to gather

information for the AHFNY, which will be featured in

AHFNY Newsletters

Caren is full time working to help grow the AHFNY and

amke the AHFNY more valuable to its members

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AHF-NY Presents a Panel Discussion on Strategies for Implementing a Plant-Based Diet

     On February 20th, AHF-NY held its first member education series meeting for 2019. The theme was Strategies for Implementing a Plant-Based diet.

 

     Despite severe New York weather conditions, 67 people attended. The format was a panel discussion, and was hosted by member hospital, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

   

     The panel was moderated by board member, Dr Michael C. Williams, Director of Nutrition services at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

2019 AHF National Awards

     AHF Members can now submit nominations for the available awards listed below. The AHF Awards Committee will consider all completed applications only. 

 

     Award winners will be recognized at the 2019 Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, August 6-8.

     Submit a nomination using the online form. You must submit one form for each nomination. Applicants will be able to edit their submissions up until the deadline, March 29 at 5:00 PM Eastern. 

 

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AHFNY VISION

New York Chapter is the 2018 Chapter of the Year winner of the AHF (Association for Healthcare Food Service). 

Our Chapter’s missions are:​

  • Local Networking Opportunities

  • Focused Educational Program and Events

  • Best Practices

  • Free Admission to Most Membership Meeting & Trade Shows

  • Scholarships

  • Discounted Admission to Special Events

  • Access to Professional Consultants and Speakers

  • Create Relationships with the Vendors that Drive Innovation

  • Discounted Dues on AHF National Membership

  • Mentorship

The "History" of AHFNY

New York City

Founded in 1960 as the Healthcare Foodservice Administrators Association of Greater New York, our organization now serves as the New York Chapter of our national organization, the Association for Healthcare Foodservice.

Our founder, Jacques Bloch, cemented his place in foodservice history in 1982, when he became the first hospital foodservice director to be honored with the Gold Plate Award from the International Food Manufacturers Association (IFMA). Bloch spent most of his career as the director of food and nutrition at Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx, New York. In 1967 he co-founded one of the two national foodservice associations that merged in 2009 to become Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF).

Technology Improves the Organizational Health of Healthcare Foodservice Operations

     Organizational health encompasses an operation’s ability to function effectively through strong leadership, clear communication, and a solid strategy to respond to change in a way that promotes productivity and growth.

 

     Inefficiently managed operations result in staff members being forced to operate on heroics, masking the true pain of working under pressure to push accurate orders out on time, keep floors stocked correctly, cater flawless events, and ultimately ensure customer satisfaction.

     CaterTrax conducted a survey of over 4,000 foodservice professionals and found:

  • An average of 58% of all invoices are calculated incorrectly

  • 81% of the incorrect invoice calculations are made in favor of the customer

  • 24% of catering orders are produced with some mishap

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He can be reached via e-mail.

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Patrick LaMont will be making a special presentation at this 

exciting event

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BLOG CORNER

A place where members can write stories, thoughts, opinions, and provide feedback to their peers.

RECIPE CORNER

Every Family has a secret recipe that they claim is the best. Well why not put that claim to the test and share out your recipes with your peers and colleagues.   

Chicken Noodle Soup

Provided By: 

Caren Franklin

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

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CLINICAL NUTRITION CORNER

To place a story or article in this section, please Submit your article for review

CLASSIFIED CORNER

This newsletter now carries job and career opportunities for the food service worker, from line position to senior management positions.
Placing an ad in this section is a " no charge service" to the employer or applicant, this is an AHFNY courtesy opportunity marketplace.

BROOKDALE UNIVERSITY

HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER

 

Ambulatory health and Nutrition Educator (RD,CDE) for our outpatient clinics at Brookdale

The Nutrition Ambulatory health and Nutrition educator is a Registered Dietitian that assesses the nutrition health needs of patients and provides individualized education and

Medical Nutrition therapy via the

Nutrition Care Process. 

MAIMONIDES

MEDICAL CENTER

OF BROOKLYN

PRODUCT RETAIL CHEF MANAGER

Provides leadership to the 

culinary team and coordinate

activities of products and service in the central kitchen and retail

service area

Please send resumes to
MARVO FORDE
 @
mforde@maimonidesmed.org

HEALTHCARE FACILITY IN

BROOKLYN SEEKING

FOOD SERVICE WORKERS​​

  • diet aide

  • kitchen utility workers

  • tray line workers

  • cooks

 

(experienced in healthcare environment required)

To receive additional information

send resume with e-mail to

 

Russel at 

ufdaddy@aol.com 

COOK CHILL PRODUCTION CENTER ORANGEBURG,

NEW YORK

The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill at Food Production Manager 1, M-1, position at the Cook Chill Production Center (CCPC) located in Orangeburg, New York.  The CCPC is a central food processing plant operated by the Bureau of Nutrition Services of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH).

MAIMONIDES

MEDICAL CENTER

OF BROOKLYN

FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR

Supervises the activities of the

Dietary workers

Monitors the work of the staff and

institute appropriate

follow up action

Provides in-service training

as determined by the department

Please send resumes to
MARVO FORDE
 @
mforde@maimonidesmed.org

DIET AIDE

Queens Boulevard

Extended Care

Our health care facility is in need of a caring and experienced dietary aide to assist in food preparation and cleanup for residents and guests. Your main role will be to provide excellent dining services by meeting patient requests and adhering to our health and safety standards. The ideal candidate will be punctual, dependable and compassionate, as our patients depend on having their nutritional needs understood and met. 

Please send resumes to
Louis Torres @

ltorres@qbecf.com

What The AHF National is

Doing for its Members

 
Some worthy of a quick mention are:
  • Exciting agenda being built for the Nation conference in Arizona
  • Continuing education opportunities online and in-person
  • A vendor network that supports the AHF mission
  • Networking opportunities, awards, and recognition
  • Certification programs with affiliated organizations
As more exciting activities become available at AHF National, it will be shared through this Newsletter.
  • New Presidents Corner Highlights

  • New Member Highlights

  • Additional Job Postings

  • New Classified Ad's

  • New Clinical Stories

  • Updated and New Events posted by National AHF

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Caren Franklin, will be taking the front line position representing this Newsletter and responsible for the content within it, along with making sure the sponsors of this Newsletter are feeling the benefits of their investment.
Caren can be reached directly at caren@mediamagicny.com