Morrison Management Specialists has named celebrity chef Cary Neff (Conscious Cuisine) vice president of culinary.
“Having a chef with Cary Neff’s passion is a great addition to our company,” says Morrison CEO said Scott MacLellan. “Chef Neff brings a unique perspective to the way recipes are created—balancing flavorful, great-tasting meals with good nutrition. Morrison believes we need to take the lead in bringing nutrition, health and wellness solutions to the healthcare and senior living. Cary will help us continue to create menus that go beyond great taste and become cuisine that supports the health and wellness of our customers.”
He has served as executive chef of La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA, where he was responsible for a 50-person kitchen and the development of the resort’s three dining venues. Prior to that, he was executive chef at Miraval Life in Balance Resort & Spa in Tucson, where he first created the award-winning Conscious Cuisine.
He has also served as executive chef at the 8700 Restaurant in Scottsdale, general manager/executive chef of the historic Wrigley Mansion Club in Phoenix and as the first chef for the Fairmont Scottsdale Resort where he played an instrumental role in obtaining the coveted AAA Five Diamond and Mobil Four-Star Award. In addition, he has held prestigious positions at such respected Chicago establishments as The Ritz-Carlton (a Four Seasons Hotel) and the Park Hyatt Hotel.
Most recently, Neff founded his own consulting company and partnered with Morrison to create Flavors 450, a culinary concept that brings simple, nutritious and flavorful food to hospital dining. Working with Morrison executive chefs, he developed a menu featuring an array of more than 60 rotating recipes, each under 450 calories.