CHCA Chef Challenge

New Horizon Foods Inc., the food service provider of senior living campus Golden West Senior Living, was named best food service team in Colorado after taking home first place in the First Annual 2017 CHCA Chef Challenge.

The Colorado Health Care Association & Center for Assisted Living Chef Challenge welcomes food service workers and chefs employed by CHCA providers to form teams of three for a unique culinary competition. Teams are asked to submit and then recreate an original recipe for presentation, tasting and judging.

The challenge is judged by a panel of five professional and celebrity chefs, and teams are awarded points in four different categories for an overall score. Categories include organization, culinary skills, taste and presentation, and mystery ingredient. Food safety and sanitation are also taken into consideration. Teams participate in initial preliminary rounds before being voted on to the final round, where they compete for first, second and third places.

New Horizon Foods Inc.’s team included Golden West Senior Living Executive Chef Amy Joki, Golden West Senior Living Director of Culinary and Hospitality Sandy Back and Trinidad Inn Director of Nutrition Services Paula Story.

A leader in high-profile signature dining programs, New Horizon Foods Inc. has been providing dining services to independent living, assisted living and long-term care facilities for over 25 years.