Story #009 – Gregory Gorgone

NAME: Greg Gorgone

CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I.

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Gregory Gorgone, CDM, CFPP, FMP is a graduate and former Chef Instructor of Johnson & Wales University with over 34 years of experience in food service and hospitality management. With a successful track record in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Greg has brought his unique insights and leadership style to the healthcare industry to deliver a more patient centered, culinary driven experience while still keeping careful focus on financial objectives and Resident/Patient Satisfaction Scores.

During the initial stages of his career, Greg quickly transitioned from Executive Chef to restaurant and hotel general management to hospitality and restaurant development. Energized by the recent changes in healthcare foodservice, Greg has been helping transform the healthcare world to a more hospitality based foodservice model. Greg has developed and implemented operational policy and procedures for all types and sizes of operations. In addition to his operational experience, Greg has managed concept development projects, kitchen design plans and grand openings for hotels, restaurants, QSRs and healthcare operations.

Greg has been a speaker and presenter at regional and national conferences for the Association of Food and Nutrition Professionals (ANFP), the Association of Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) and DMA’s “Good to Best” Conference, as well as the Alumni Association at Johnson and Wales University. Greg’s goal is to provide hospitality driven food service environments that improve the lives of patients, residents and caregivers.

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YouTube Video – This Culinary School Stories video clip is from Episode #9 with guest Greg Gorgone.

In this highlight, Chef Gorgone talks about the importance of mentorship and helping those that are just starting in their food service careers.

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YouTube Video – This Culinary School Stories video clip is from Episode #9 with guest Greg Gorgone.

In this highlight, Chef Greg Gorgone shares the benefits today for a chef working in the senior living food service sector. If you are an unemployed chef or a chef looking to make a change, then Greg encourages you to reach out to him at The Pineapple Academy for more information.

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YouTube Video – This Culinary School Stories video clip is from Episode #9 with guest Greg Gorgone.

In this highlight, Chef Greg Gorgone shares a free online course that is being offered by The Pineapple Academy called “Introduction to Senior Living in Food Service”.

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YouTube Video – This Culinary School Stories video clip is from Episode #9 with guest Greg Gorgone.

In this highlight, Chef Greg Gorgone explains how those interested can get culinary and F&B training online at The Pineapple Academy.

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YouTube Video – This Culinary School Stories video clip is from Episode #9 with guest Greg Gorgone.

In this highlight, Chef Greg Gorgone shares with us why he got into health care and the senior living food service sector of the industry, and why he recommends it to other chefs and hotel managers in the food service industry.

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YouTube Video – This Culinary School Stories video clip is from Episode #9 with guest Greg Gorgone.

In this highlight, he recommends that culinary school students, as well as those that are interested in cooking, read Julia Child’s book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and explains why.

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YouTube Video – This Culinary School Stories video clip is from Episode #9 with guest Greg Gorgone.

In this highlight, Chef Greg Gorgone shares with us his first job after graduating culinary school at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. and how his classes prepared him for the experience.

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YouTube Video – This Culinary School Stories video clip is from Episode #9 with guest Greg Gorgone.

In this highlight, Chef Greg Gorgone reflects on his time in the Asian Cuisine lab class at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.and how he was shown to tell when the wok oil is hot enough.

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YouTube Video – This Culinary School Stories video clip is from Episode #9 with guest Greg Gorgone.

In this highlight, he reflects on his first day of kitchen labs in culinary school at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I.

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YouTube Video – This Culinary School Stories video clip is from Episode #9 with guest Greg Gorgone.

In this highlight, Chef Gorgone shares with us how he got his first restaurant job as a pot washer at Plumbley’s Off The Common restaurant in Amherst, MA. which started his career in food service.

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