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Centra Chefs win Culinary Competition

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) announced that Centra Health has won the AHF People’s Choice Award. The award was presented Thursday, August 27, 2020 at AHF’s 2020 Culinary Showcase Ceremony, during the AHF 2020 Virtual Conference.

The AHF Culinary Showcase is a brand new event developed in 2020 during a time when AHF’s chefs could not travel due to COVID-19 for AHF’s signature event “The AHF 2020 Culinary Competition” originally set to take place in Orlando, Florida during AHF’s canceled in-person conference.

The Culinary Showcase incorporates a market basket concept and a mystery ingredient, with no cost or nutritional requirements. Teams were encouraged to think out of the box and showcase their talents in a unique environment.

The Culinary Showcase was designed to allow for maximum creativity and innovation, given the challenges of being in a virtual environment. Another unique component of the Culinary Showcase was that the finalist teams had to develop a short video submission highlighting their techniques, mystery ingredient (Pure Maple Syrup) and personality. Five finalist teams were selected and submitted videos and original recipes. Teams came from as far as Australia. Each submission was reviewed and voted on by AHF’s membership and attendees of AHF’s 2020 Virtual Conference. AHF Members voted on two categories, People’s Choice Award for the best recipe and presentation and Best Video Award