Sometime ago while still active in the Work Force
I was Executive Chef for Banner Health Systems.
During that time I had a chance to work with some
great talent but I also had a chance to see the amazing
difference between a real and an implied chef.
I worked with J. Mazza a then young, inspired and very
creative chef. I also worked with some amazing cooks.
And the passion that this guys had was so amazing that
quieted down the negative noise and bad JUJU that we all
had to deal with from our Director. It was an inspiration
that stayed with me. We knew that we were making an
impact on every single patient in that hospital.
I have also worked with lazy ass cooks that all they can
do is talk about how somewhere in the past they “used”
to do this or the other and go on and on about mother
sauces. Or the implied chef that best they can do is buy
a bag of cubed cheese or pre-made pastries and present
it as Haute Cousine.
Let us honor some real true culinarians.
Joe Mazza Banner health. Matt Williams Iasis Health.
Lilly Mae Hanes Gerald Champion Memorial.
Adelina Castaneda Carondelet Health.
Darryl Dunn and Hung Lee form Iasis Health Care.
Health Care cooking is hardest because of the pre-conceived
idea that institutional food is bad. Let me tell you
you would be lucky to eat food prepared by this gang
of culinary misfits.
Gang we might be on a diet or trying to lose weight but
that does not mean that we should not enjoy our food.
In large it is me wanting to enjoy food while simultaneously
wanting to lose weight that pushed me towards the Atkins
Diet. I love bacon. I am not quitting bacon so here I am.
Find a new restaurant. Go to the heart hospital if you are
in the Phoenix area and have one of their award-winning
burritos. Yes they are that good. Gang find something to
enjoy. Go eat something new something exciting.
Stay focus stay successful.
Jose G. Osuna
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