who we are WHAT WE DO

UCSF Nutrition & Food Services is responsible for all UCSF Health food operations, including patient dining, retail food outlets, inpatient and outpatient nutrition services, catering, and gift shops. It is the only university-operated food establishment at UCSF. Our department also sponsors an accredited dietetic internship, which has trained dietitians since 1936.





Who We Are


Dan Henroid, Director of Nutrition and Food Services, UCSF Health
[email protected]

Amber Smith, MS, RD, CD, Director of Nutrition Services and Dietetic Internship, UCSF Health

Ami Bhow, Associate Director, Projects, Training, and Compliance


  • Anne Alexander, MBA, RD, Associate Director, Patient Food Services
  • JoAnn Florendo, MPA. Business Office Manager
  • Brigid Callinan, RD, Manager, Procurement and Sustainability
  • Denise Lee, CDM, Procurement Supervisor
  • <vacant>, Manager, Moffitt Café and Moffitt Café Express
    • Jing Pese, Retail Food Service Supervisor
    • Shelly Hagley-Titus, DTR, CDM, Retail Food Service Supervisor
    • Patricia Blecha, Retail Food Service Supervisor
  • Sean Romo, Interim Manager, Moffitt Catering
    • Dan Miller, Catering Chef
    • Elmer Calagian, Catering Supervisor

Mount Zion

  • Christy Carrillo, Manager, Mount Zion Café
  • Audrey Pastones, Chef Supervisor

Mission Bay

  • Leila Tabrizi, MS, RD, interim Associate Director
  • Irene Regala, Executive Chef
  • Florence Fung, interim manager, Shorenstein Family Cafe, Shorenstein Cafe Express, and Equator Cafe.

What We Do


UCSF Nutrition & Food Services is responsible for all UCSF Medical Center food operations, including
patient dining
retail food outlets
inpatient and outpatient nutrition services
gift shops.

  • UCSF patients and their families and friends, as well as UCSF employees, students, and visitors, rely on our department for a wide range of nutrition and dining services.
  • We provide nutrition care for our patients while they are hospitalized and through our outpatient clinics, including food for patients on complex modified diets.
  • We also serve more than one million customers each year in our cafeteria, provide a variety of retail dining options, and offer catering services for the UCSF Medical Center and campus.

On all three main campuses—Parnassus, Mount Zion, and Mission Bay—food services and dietitians work together to offer the best selection of nutritious eating options, a unique approach that is far beyond what most hospitals in the country provide. Through innovations such as nutrition information on menus and restaurant receipts, plus integration with applications such as My Fitnesspal and FitBit, our goal is to make it easy to make informed, nutritious choices through all UCSF food service operations.

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The registered dietitians at the UCSF Nutrition Counseling Clinic at 400 Parnassus (A435) provide individual nutrition counseling for adults, adolescents, and children. UCSF outpatient dietitians have created a series of informative, health-related newsletters on diabetes, healthy weight, exercise, nutrition for kids, high blood pressure, and heart health. Look for these and many other patient education materials at www.ucsfhealth.org/conditionsTo learn more about outpatient nutrition services at UCSF, go to Outpatient Information.

Our 50-week Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. More than 800 Registered Dietitians have completed the program since it began in 1934. Our graduates are employed as clinical and outpatient dietitians, managers in clinical nutrition and food service, and in non-traditional jobs.