Cooking Seminar To Attract Regional Chefs And Feed The Homeless

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Cooks and chefs in the HCA TriStar hospital division from Nashville to Atlanta will converge at First Baptist Church in Chattanooga on Thursday, May 26, for a “What’s Cooking” seminar. The chefs will share best practices and gain hands-on experience preparing more flavorful and nutritious patient foods as well as help feed the homeless.

Attendees from 40 health care facilities will be instructed in techniques for a variety of proteins, including poultry and fish, stocks and sauces. The methods learned can then be taken back to the respective hospital for use in patient food preparation. Following the seminar, the food prepared will be donated and served hot to over 200 homeless individuals in Chattanooga. The chefs in attendance will serve the meals.

From Chattanooga, food preparation representatives from each of Parkridge Health System’s five facilities, Parkridge Medical Center, Parkridge East Hospital, Parkridge West hospital, and both Parkridge Valley adult and child campuses will participate.

“This will be a great learning experience benefitting everyone involved, including our own cooks and chefs, our patients and those we help provide meals for that day,” said April Maynard, Food Service director for Parkridge Medical Center.


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