FRONT AND CENTER Chef Patrick McElroy and Registered Dietitian Connie Diekman hosting a Dine with the Dietitian demonstration at Washington University in St Louis

FRONT AND CENTER: Chef Patrick McElroy and Registered Dietitian Connie Diekman hosting a Dine with the Dietitian demonstration at Washington University in St. Louis.

The chef-RD collaboration: An evolution of delicious & nutritious food

The combined expertise of chefs and dietitians enables operators to meet the needs of today’s customer—delicious and nutritious food made from the highest quality ingredients.

Twenty years ago there was little common ground between chefs and registered dietitians (RDs). Chefs were all about taste, RDs focused on nutrition, and never the twain shall meet.

Whether due to guidelines and regulations or simply consumers’ expectations to have it all—high-quality ingredients, nutrient-dense foods and great taste—that’s no longer the case. In most foodservice operations today, the chef and RD collaborate on a regular basis.

“With the current trends

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