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Friday, April 2, 2010

Chefs from Trilogy Health Services' campuses came together for the second annual Culinary Olympics trials at Mill Pond Health Campus, a Trilogy campus in Greencastle. Joseph Grant, a food services director with the Glen Oaks campus in Terre Haute, shows of his puree creation to the judges, Anne Clark, far left, Steve Williams, Mayor Sue Murray, Tammy Amor and GPD Chief Tom Sutherlin. [Order this photo]
GREENCASTLE -- Trilogy Health Services, LLC, hosted its second annual Trilogy Central Divisional Culinary Olympics at its Greencastle campus Mill Pond Health Campus.

Two chefs from each Trilogy campus were given the opportunity to plan their own signature menu composed of a salad, entrée and dessert. Each chef was given 15 minutes to greet the judges, Anne Clark, Steve Williams, Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray, Tammy Amor and Greencastle Police Chief Tom Sutherlin, and discuss their dishes. The teams had 1 to 1 ½ hours to prep and complete their dishes.

Chefs were judged on a one-to-five scale on each of the dishes and given an overall score. Points were awarded based on the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients, creative flair, plate presentation, nutritional value, realistic portion control and overall flavor profile.

This was the first year for a second category for pureed versions of the same entrée and dessert. It was judged by appearance only. Gold, silver and bronze medals were presented to the overall winners in each category. Mill Pond earned silver standing in all categories. Greenfield was awarded the Divisional Gold Medal and will advance to the Culinary Olympic finals at the brand new campus in Englewood, Ohio.

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So, what was the purpose of this event? Why the "celebrity" judges?

I have family at Mill Pond and it would be rare to see them served anything that comes close to a chef prepared dish.

Just wondering what the point of this was since it's basically unrealistic.

-- Posted by Thomas Paine on Sun, Apr 4, 2010, at 8:03 AM

These people are far from celebritys!!!

-- Posted by 1stamendrights on Sun, Apr 4, 2010, at 8:46 AM

That was why celebrity was bracketed with quotation marks! Even so, they weren't just average, off the street people either. I am sure it was a marketing ploy.

-- Posted by Thomas Paine on Sun, Apr 4, 2010, at 9:51 AM

The judges make sense to me for such an event. The Director of the local Chamber of Commerce, The Mayor, who has an extensive in a hospital environment (sighting her previous employment), a pastor who serves Mill Pond and a local Sr. Citizen who had owned her own business and has a son who is a Chef. I don't see the issue with the judges. Of course, there is an opportunity to market what the company is doing to enrich the lives of those living at Mill Pond; all businesses market themselves.

I have spent much time in the Mill Pond campus and have a problem with the notion that food prepared by a chef in this environment is "unrealistic". Chef Frank is a very talented chef with many years of experience. The menu that he has created includes a tremendous assortment of ala carte items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Many items are made to order. I have visited the campus on occation, for their Themed Nights to find the residents enjoying a meal of Beef Wellington, lobster, shrimp and steak.

-- Posted by Hero5681 on Tue, Apr 6, 2010, at 12:12 PM

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