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Anna Oswald, Director of Communications

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Phone: 678.236.2391

July 20, 2023

High-Protein Products as Popular as Ever

The uptick in trends driving consumers towards lower carb, lower fat, clean-eating lifestyles has pushed protein into the spotlight. Stella Sarkisyan, clinical nutrition manager with Morrison Healthcare, gives her insight into the health and wellness industry’s awakening here, in The Food Institute. [more]

July 19, 2023

Morrison Healthcare’s CulMar FEST named a 2023 Sales & Marketing Technology Awards Winner

Morrison Healthcare’s CulMar FEST event was named a Sales and Marketing Technology Winner by Business Intelligence Group. This award serves as a testament to our organization’s creativity and passion for success. Our Culinary Strategy & Innovation team saw an opportunity to bring together our leaders from both the culinary and marketing teams, providing the perfect platform for our teams to learn, collaborate, and most importantly celebrate. View the full list of winners. [more]

July 17, 2023

A New Recipe for Evolving the Patient Experience

Patients, visitors, and healthcare workers deserve nothing less than what they’d expect when visiting a good dining establishment. For too long, hospital food has faced the stereotype of being bland, uninspired, and a “necessary evil” of the hospital experience, but Morrison Healthcare is transforming that. Hear Kevin Dorr’s, Senior Vice President of Culinary Strategy & Innovation, new recipe for evolving the patient experience. [more]

July 12, 2023

Westchester Medical Center Converts Vacant Storage Space into Modern Italian Cafe

After brainstorming ideas on paper, the Morrison Healthcare team turned a pizza, gelato and espresso concept into reality. Since opening in April, Cecilia Cucina Italiana at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y., has become a bustling destination for staff and visitors craving artisan pizza, gelato and espresso. But it took some strategic equipment purchasing and menu planning to turn a vacant storage space into a modern cafe. [more]

July 11, 2023

Food Management Announces 2023 Best Concept Award Winners

Morrison Healthcare is pleased to share that two of our accounts have been selected as winners of Food Management’s Best Concepts Awards! Each year, Food Management editors evaluate nominations, judging on a variety of factors ranging from creativity, impact, and effectiveness in achieving targeted results. Central Table at Lancaster General Hospital was selected as Best of Show and the Hub at Mayo Clinic Rochester was named Best Convenience Retailing Concept. [more]

July 5, 2023

Morrison Healthcare RD, Palina Lancaster, Featured in American Nurse Journal

As a dietitian for over 17 years, Palina Lancaster, MS, RDN, LD, Director of Dining with Morrison Healthcare, empowers and informs individuals to take charge of their own health. Traditionally, dietary research focused large­ly on physical health, producing well-documented findings about how our food impacts our cardiovascular system, weight, and activity levels. But, lately, we’ve learned more about how our diets affect mental health. Palina shares how to boost your mood with food in American Nurse Journal. [more]

June 16, 2023

Fresh Takes on Summer Fruits and Veggies, featuring Morrison Healthcare

Morrison Healthcare’s Chef Jeffrey Quasha’s Beef Steak Tomato Sandwich was featured in Foodservice Director’s top “fresh takes” on the summer fruit and veggies list. This dish features juicy, ripe beef steak tomatoes, layering the slices with herbed mayo, pickled onions, and avocado. Try it for yourself! [more]

June 12, 2023

Compass Group Wins Prestigious IAFP Black Pearl Award for Food Safety

Every year, one company is recognized by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) with the highest honors in food safety, the Black Pearl Award. This year, Compass Group North America is honored to receive this award in recognition of the company’s achievements in advancing food safety and quality through consumer programs, employee relations, educational activities, and adherence to standards. [more]

June 8, 2023

Morrison Healthcare’s Jeff Quasha on Menu Economics and Sustainability

Balancing fiscal responsibility with customer preferences has been a traditional challenge for onsite dining programs when creating menus and individual dishes. Recently, the need to serve items that are healthful for both the diner and the planet has become a priority. Food Management recently approached Chef Jeffrey Quasha, CEC, CCA, AAC, who is senior director of culinary innovation for Morrison Healthcare, to give his thoughts on how he and his team approach these challenges. [more]


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