Genie Gunn, our Food and Nutrition Manager, has received the top Culinary Creations Award given by Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, in a nationwide recipe contest.
Gunn was named the winner at the Culinary Creations Dinner during Premier’s annual Foodservice Forum, held in conjunction with its 2018 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, which drew more than 4,000 providers and suppliers to Nashville, Tennessee June 19-21. Her dish "What's Pho Breakfast" had many supporters.
Four contest finalists were determined. These finalists then prepared and served their individual dish to 450 foodservice members and suppliers. The members voted and determined Gunn’s recipe to be the top recipe in the nation.
This year’s theme, Breakfast All Day, challenged foodservice members to create recipes that maximized fresh ingredients, used minimally processed foods and followed healthier guidelines, while incorporating modern sauces, bold flavors and maintaining an appetizing appearance.
“We are proud to recognize Genie Gunn for her culinary expertise. Her recipe was selected as the overall winner in the nationwide culinary creation contest,” said Debby Kasper, RDN, LDN, SNS Director of Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Program Development, Premier. “The Culinary Creations Contest is an opportunity for Premier’s Foodservice members to honor their peers by selecting who they consider to be top chefs in the foodservice industry.”
Premier operates the industry’s largest foodservice purchasing program, offering savings to providers across all 50 states. The program provides aggressive contracts with foodservice manufacturers, industry leading value-added services and educational opportunities.