Paradise Chapter
of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice
Serving Self-Operated Healthcare
Foodservice in South Florida
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Become a Member


Why join?

There are several benefits of membership:

  • Networking opportunities. You will have access to a leadership network with the opportunity to exchange information and share ideas with hundreds of colleagues throughout South Florida.
  • Education programs. Quarterly meetings feature presentations and discussion on foodservice, clinical, culinary, and food safety topics. Appropriate pre-approvals will be secured from: Association of Food and Nutrition Professionals (formerly Dietary Managers Association), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association), American Culinary Federation, and the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
  • Newsletters. Periodic newsletters are distributed with chapter updates and important trends and issues.
  • Website. Visit us at for member information, job openings, and the latest news about the Paradise Chapter and AHF.
  • Fun. In our pursuit of raising standards, networking, and continuing education, we encourage members to feel welcome, be part of our community, and have fun!

Membership in the Paradise Chapter is open to individuals who are active in the field of healthcare foodservice management and who are directly employed by a healthcare provider. Allied membership is also available.

Operator Membership - $25.00 per year (not pro-rated) - is available to individuals who are currently employed and have substantial administrative and management responsibility of a foodservice department, or who are in an administrative position and whose management responsibilities include the foodservice department. Typical positions that qualify for membership include:

  • Foodservice Director or Foodservice Manager, Assistant or Associate Foodservice Director or Foodservice Manager
  • Foodservice Supervisor
  • Dietary Manager or Dietary Supervisor
  • Dietitian or Diet Technician
  • Chef, Food Production Manager or Supervisor, Lead Cook
  • Administrator, Associate or Assistant Administrator, Executive Director
  • Any position title equivalent or similar to the above

Allied Membership –$500– for individuals who are currently employed and are active in areas other than foodservice in healthcare operations, but have a continuing interest or relationship with healthcare foodservice. Allied membership is geared for vendors or corporate participation or consultants. Membership dues provide the sponsorship for monthly programs as well as recognition and other programs. Allied members have opportunities to present their products and services at member events. One individual representative of the allied member is entitled to attend all events at no additional fee.

If interested in becoming a member please fill out below information and we will contact you!

Note: The Board of Directors will review and approve all applications.


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Please fill out information above for membership information. You can also click on below link to complete the application,

include your check, made payable to "Paradise Chapter of AHF" and mail it to the address at the bottom of the application.
If you have any questions, please contact Virginia Ohanian, President, at (561) 487-5377, Ext. 1 or

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