Serving Patients and Visitors One Dish at a Time – Recognizing the Hillcrest South Dietary Department

We may never meet them, but we encounter their work everyday. Whether it is catching a whiff of the daily feature hot off the grill as we walk by the café or hearing the nurse knock and announce, “the fruit plate you ordered is here,” the dietary staff at Hillcrest South are proud of the reputation that precedes their food. They begin the day early preparing up to 1400 meals a day for patients, visitors and staff.

Though it is not uncommon for a pleased patient or visitor to mention how good the food was or even leave a complimentary note, the dietary department is rarely recognized directly for their work to improve the hospital experience at Hillcrest South. This week, also known as Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week, we go behind the scenes and take you inside the dietary department to talk with staff about what they enjoy about their role in the hospital and how they hope to be a lasting impression for patients and visitors.

Take a look at our Facebook album featuring the staff.