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AHF Plans Annual Conference

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) will host its annual conference June 19-23 at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami. With a theme of "Charting Your Course—Steering with the Current, Rising with the Tide," the conference will feature educational seminars on professional development and industry issues, interactive events, networking opportunities, national speakers and the popular annual culinary competition. Conference registration is open on AHF’s newly redesigned website at

The Culinary Competition, sponsored by Tyson Food Service, will be held on Thursday, June 21, between teams consisting of a chef and a foodservice director from a healthcare facility. Registrations are due by Friday, April 13.

In addition, the 2012 AHF Awards Program is open for nominations. AHF Awards include Lifetime Achievement, Making a Difference, Exemplary Leadership, Partnership Leadership, Spotlight, Future Horizons, AHF Publication and Presidential Special Services. More information is available on the website. All nominations are also due by Friday, April 13.

The featured speakers at the conference will include Bertice Berry, Ph.D., sociologist, lecturer, educator and author of I’m On My Way, But Your Foot Is On My Head and A Year to Wellness; Laura Schwartz, author of Eat, Drink & Succeed and former White House director of events for the Clinton Administration, who has created and executed more than 1,000 White House events; Jeffrey G. Micklos of the Federation of American Hospitals; Harry Balzer of The NPD Group; Lt. Col. Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman, Author and Motivational Speaker; and a panel of healthcare executives.

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