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Office of Mental Health

Cook/Chill Production Center

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145 Old Orangeburg Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962

Phone: (845) 365-6196
Fax: (845) 365-6296

Cook Chill Production Center Director
Marialice G. Morgan

The employees of the CCPC have developed this program with pride.

Mission of the Cook/Chill Production Center (CCPC):

Our cook chill system of manufacturing enables us to offer fresh, wholesome meals that are fully prepared, and meet the nutritional and budgetary needs of our patients and customers.

What is the CCPC?

The CCPC is a central food processing plant operated by the Bureau of Nutrition Services of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). The CCPC operating since October of 1994, by the New York State Office of Mental Health, Bureau of Nutrition Services, serves OMH facilities, other state agencies, government and Not-For-Profit agencies. Refrigerated trucks deliver food from Buffalo to Long Island. Cook/Chill is a system which prepares large quantities of food with an extended shelf life. This extended life comes from the control of time and temperature.

What is the Shelf-Life of these foods?


Cook Chill Products

Kettle Products

Food is prepared in automatic steam-jacketed kettles, then pumped into plastic "casings" and tumble-chilled from 180°F to 40°F in one hour. Examples of these products are:

Cook Tank Products

Whole meats are sealed in plastic bags and cooked slowly in a water bath; at the correct level of doneness, chilled water is pumped in and cooked meat is held in a chilled state. Examples of these products are:

Why Cook / Chill ?

How is Safety & Quality Insured?

How are Cook/Chill Foods Rethermalized?