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HFM Announces Culinary Finalists

Chefs will face off at national confab.

The five culinary teams have been named that will compete at The National Society for Healthcare Foodservice Management (HFM) 20th anniversary conference. Tyson Food Service is sponsoring the event for the fourth consecutive year.

The finalists and their original recipes are:

Fran Cassidy, director of food and nutrition and Jeffery Klova, chef and food production manager, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ (Potato Shrimp Crusted Pork with Warm Celery Root Salad and a Ginger-Soy Reduction);

Tony Almeida, director of food and nutrition, and Sam Malek, chef, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ (Smothered Southern Pork Chop with Sage, Apple and Pecan Sauce)

Khaleed Khan, director of retail foodservices, and Chris Wood, chef, Capital Health Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Mango and Miso Pork Chop on a Bed of Bamboo Rice)

Lisa Poggas, nutrition services director, and Daniel D. Skay, executive chef, Parker Adventist Hospital, Parker, CO (Herb Marinated Pork with Mango Carpaccio, Walnuts and Lavender Gastrique)

Julie Spellman, director of food and nutrition services, and Jaime Palenque, executive chef, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Glendale, AZ (Rainforest Pork Roulade with Mint-Cashew Pesto topped with Acaci Foam and Sweet Plantains).

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