Cura Hospitality, a senior living and acute care dining specialist, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of John Cramutola CDM, CFPP to Corporate Culinary Director. They are thrilled to welcome Chef John to Cura who will lead our culinary development, sharing progressive methods and cutting-edge ideas to enhance guest and patient satisfaction.
Chef John has already made an impactful difference for Cura as he has refreshed training programs such as the Cura Culinary College, created culinary opportunities for chefs to be innovative, and re-designed Cura’s Culinary Standards to reflect the ever-evolving nature of the hospitality industry.
Chef John has worked within the healthcare industry for over 11 years and the culinary industry for 14 years. Chef John strives to instill his passion for food and hospitality into every facet of his work. Along with his years of culinary excellence, he has in-depth knowledge of customer service and client relations.
Chef John has had the pleasure of opening a fast casual concept restaurant in South Jersey, catering multiple high-level functions for his companies, as well as volunteering for several causes in his community. During his time as the saucier/sous chef at Trump National Golf Course, in Pine Hill New Jersey, he cooked for our 45th president on multiple occasions, along with multiple high-level and celebrity guests. As a director of dining services, he has helped to open multiple new contracts, ranging from small accounts to high level accounts and systems.
Chef John is a big believer in continuing education and considers himself to be a student of his art. In addition to his degree in culinary management, he has several industry related certifications. He is a Certified Dietary Manager, ServSafe certified in proctoring as well as instructing, AllerTrain certified, and is currently completing his Certified Executive Chef certification through the ACF.
Pairing his love for food, his passion for learning, and his desire to usher in a new and responsible approach to foodservice, Chef John is excited for the future of Cura and the talented chefs he is leading!
Chef John is joined by Chef Jason Clark, who was promoted to a Corporate Executive Chef. In his new role, Chef Jason will be assisting with the development, implementation, and training for Cura’s various culinary programs while supporting our culinarians across regions.
Chef Jason is an award-winning chef whose style incorporates a love for modern gastronomy and innovation, while firmly entrenched within an intrinsic belief in the farm-to-table philosophies. Chef Jason attended the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute Le Cordon Bleu in Pittsburgh. After earning his degree, he began his culinary career at The Hotel Hershey and after a few years he moved on to the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel and Towers where he operated the Golden Sheaf, a four-diamond restaurant.
Chef Jason later served as the opening chef for Hollywood Casino in Grantville, PA. After opening many restaurants in the casino, his reputation was built upon operating Final Cut, a fine dining steak house. Chef Jason went on to win Distinguished Restaurants of North America at this establishment. He was chosen to be on the show Best of the Best Restaurants and was awarded Super Chef at the Central Pennsylvania Cooking Competition. Chef Jason was also Awarded Chef of The Year from The American Culinary Federation and was chosen for the cover of The Harrisburg Magazine Top Culinary Artists edition.
Chef Jason joined Cura in 2019 as an Executive Chef/Director of Dining Service managing upscale senior dining restaurants, banquets, and catering events.
Cura Hospitality is a leading culinary services company that specializes in senior living and acute care. Cura creates completely satisfying dining experiences for residents, patients and staff, taking the responsibility of guest safety, employee development, operational and fiscal challenges off of our clients’ plates.
As our client’s needs evolve, so do we. For more information about Cura, please visit www.curahospitality.com
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