5. Focus on real flavors, not flavorings
Flavorings are added to food products to enhance flavor - think salt, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and artificial flavors. At Northwell Health, we're focused on removing these additives and reducing our use of salt to preserve the health of our patients and communities. Instead, we use fresh herbs and spices along with healthy food preparation techniques to celebrate the real flavors of foods. Citrus and fresh herbs are a great sodium-free way to enhance flavor and make food delicious.
Bruno Tison is vice president of food services and the corporate chef for Northwell Health's Office of Patient and Customer Experience. He joined Northwell in 2017 after more than 30 years as the executive chef of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Most recently, he led the culinary team at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa in California to the prestigious Michelin Star recognition for three straight years.