St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center today announced the addition of a Certified Executive Chef to its nutritional services team. Jeffrey S. Mitchell, CEC, occupies the newly created position at St. Joseph’s, and is the only Certified Executive Chef at a Syracuse hospital.
Chef Mitchell will focus on improving patient food quality and presentation standards, implementation of an exhibition cooking station in the hospital cafeteria, catering, and assisting with the transition to a new kitchen and room service model at St. Joseph’s.
“This is an exciting step in our quest to provide the highest level of quality and service possible to our patients,” said James Nicolosi, RD, director of nutritional services for St. Joseph’s. “Chef Mitchell’s talents will be instrumental in helping us move to the next level of room service for all patients, and will help us expand our offerings and further improve our customers’ experience in our hospital cafeteria.”
Chef Mitchell brings with him 24 years experience in the hospitality industry, across 11 states and four countries. He has been employed by three- and four-diamond hotels, a luxury resort, businesses, higher education and the health care sector. His talents have garnered attention in restaurant reviews, several local newspapers, one national magazine and several of the Culinary Institute of America’s quarterly newsletters.
Chef Mitchell obtained a certificate in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College Center of Applied Technology North and graduated from New York’s Culinary Institute of America. He became a Certified Executive Chef in 2009 and is working toward his Certified Chef Administrator. He also is on a path to induction into the American Academy of Chefs this year.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center (www.sjhsyr.org) is a not-for-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care network providing services to patients from Onondaga and 15 surrounding counties. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A nine-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award, St. Joseph’s is recognized as a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest honor bestowed on a hospital for nursing care. Affiliated with Franciscan Management Services, St. Joseph’s is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis. For more information on St. Joseph’s programs and services, call the Resource Line at 315-703-2138 or 1-888-STJOES1.