Financial Webinar Series -
Part 2: Understanding Labor Productivity

Join us for the second part of our 3-part series "Financial Planning for Frontline Supervisors". The second part of our webinar series will focus on Understanding Labor Productivity. Join speaker Steve Cerullo the Senior Director of Hospitality Services at Geisinger Health System as he dives into labor productivity in food and nutrition services. Steve will provide attendees with foundational details on full time employees (FTEs), how to calculate FTEs from worked or paid hours, how to convert weekly schedules to worked FTEs and how best to compare productivity between shifts or operations.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe FTEs
  2. Calculate FTEs from worked or paid hours
  3. Convert weekly schedule to worked FTEs
  4. Compare productivity between different shifts or operations
  • Duration:  1 hour 
  • Accreditation: 1.0 CEU - AND (Through 03/30/2024) & ANFP (Through 12/31/2025)
  • Type: Monthly Webinar

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Course Activities


Steve Cerullo
Presenter - Geisinger Health System
Steve has over 25 years’ experience in the foodservice industry, 20 of which has been in healthcare at Geisinger in Pennsylvania. In his current role as Senior Director of Hospitality Services, Steve is responsible for the entire foodservice operations for 9 Acute Care Hospitals, 1 Substance Abuse Center, 1 School of Medicine, 1 Central Diet Office, 1 Surgery Center and other off campus offices. Steve oversees a team of Foodservice Leaders, over 360 FTEs, $7 million annual retail sales, 1.5 million annual patient meals and over 4 million total annual meals. Prior to this role Steve was in the hotel industry for Marriott Hotels and was owner operator of Golf Course, Banquet and Restaurant Facility in PA.  Steve has his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Penn State University.  Steve has served on the AHF Board of Directors since 2022, serves on the Foodservice Leadership Council with the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, and the Food Spend Council for Vizient. Steve has been honored over the years with several awards including AHF Benchmarking Excellence, FERs Young Lion Award, Premier Illuminating Excellence and Premier Light in the Storm. 
Bruce Thomas
Bruce joined Geisinger in 1987 as Production Manager of Foodservices at Geisinger Medical Center and before retiring, he served has the VP of Hospitality Services, responsible for administrative oversight for Hospitality Services. Bruce is the 2011 winner of the International Food Manufacturers Association Silver Plate Award for the healthcare sector, and he received the Association for Healthcare Foodservice Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Additionally, he received the Alumni of the year award from the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society in 2011. He is a Past President of the National Association of Health Care Foodservice Managers (HFM) and was instrumental in the creation of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF).