The Association of Healthcare Foodservice has announced the five teams that will compete in the 2013 Culinary Competition on June 8th at its national conference in New Orleans.

The teams and the dishes they will prepare are...

Facility: The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
Team: Steven Bressler, Retail Services Manager and John Graziano, CDM, CFPP, Executive Chef
Dish: Arabian Snapper with an Avocado Yogurt Sauce, Saffron Potato and Red Quinoa Cake, Garlic and Thyme Flat Bread and Kale, Red Peppers, Carrots and Beets

Facility: Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ
Team: Michael Atanasio, Director Food Services and Todd Daigneault, AsCs, CEC, Executive Chef
Dish: Wicked Potato Tuna Potato stuffed wasabi crusted tuna accompanied by a cactus leave chayote slaw and potato quinoa cakes

Facility: Saint Clare's Health System, Denville, NJ
Team: Joanne McMillian, RD, Director and Aatul Jain, Retail Operation Manager/Chef
Dish: Jazzed Quartet: Potato Pearl Wild Mushroom Roll - Super Food Pilaf of Quinoa, Edamame, Pomegranate - Sorrel Pesto - Whisper of Rosemary Glaze

Facility: Centra, Lynchburg, VA
Team: Dan Powers, Manager Operations II, Nutrition Services and Glenton Goodwill, Cook
Dish: Creole Chicken Stack Boneless skinless chicken breast stuffed with andouille sausage served atop fresh sautéed vegetables and potato strudel; garnished with crayfish etoufee

Facility: Elmhurst (IL) Memorial Healthcare
Team: James Roth, Certified Executive Chef and Yanka Manikatova, Lead Retail Cook
Dish: Potato Pearls Goat Cheese Mashed Potato Cake atop Crab & Corn Maque Choux, with New Orleans-style BBQ Shrimp, Abita Amber Ale Glaze & Pineapple Compote