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Chef Henry Godfrey at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Conn., created a cooking group to support some of the hospital’s psychiatric patients.

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Contact your primary food vendor(s) and ask them to show and tell their brokers’ entire line of no-salt spices and seasonings.

We sponsor outside recreational sports teams for employees, like softball and kickball, that include T-shirts for the teams. 

In an effort to promote farm-to-school in our fruit and vegetable program, we partnered with a local farmers’ market. The manager of the market coordinates with us to purchase the seasonal...

We offer color-contrast trays with meal orders to better assist visually impaired patients and enhance their dining experience. The trays help the patient see the outline and location of items, such...

We invited the employees of one of our high-tech clients to stage an Iron Chef contest in the kitchen of our commissary in San Francisco. This client has a young and energetic workforce that is very...

Each month, I meet with a small group of employees from food service, EVS, transportation and laundry to review the health system’s mission, vision and values and to talk about ways we can...

We started “Tuesday Tryouts” in all three of our residential dining facilities. On selected Tuesdays, we work with our prime vendor and its brokers to test new items and ideas in...

To test our new dining experience Rendevous before it officially opens, we invited our 75 resident assistants to dine with us for lunch.

We are currently developing LiveWell Plates for the Intermountain Healthcare System. Chefs at five different hospitals are creating them, with the criteria being less than 600 calories, 700...

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