Day 278: Dietary Dave

9 Jan

Chocolate Cream Pie

Several years ago my husband and I were asked by Ashland Community Hospital (ACH)   to help them change the way that they delivered  food to their patients.  It was part of the administration’s goal to move to more patient-centered care, one aspect of which is giving patients choices in what and when they eat.   We worked with the staff to create a menu that offered healthy meal choices and was also  practical.

During that time, we had the opportunity to work closely with Dave – who is known as Dietary Dave around the halls of ACH.  Dave has worked in the kitchen at the hospital for a long time, holding various titles.  Currently, he manages the catering for all of the meetings at the hospital in addition to filling in wherever he is needed in the kitchen.

Dave brings more  to the hospital than his cooking skills, and that is his ability to work well with people.  Dave always has a ready smile and is quick to make a joke.  In an environment as charged as a hospital can be at times, Dave provides comic relief.  That is a very valuable gift.

Since I have spent time working with Dave I knew he would love a Chocolate Cream Pie… and the chocolate covered coffee beans on top were just a bonus.  It is my way of thanking Dave for his support when we worked together, and for the positive attitude that he brings to work each and every day.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.  ~Winston Churchill

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5 Responses to “Day 278: Dietary Dave”

  1. crafthanded January 10, 2012 at 12:42 AM #

    Arrrrgh, this looks too good. I’m a sucker for whipped cream. Lucky lucky Dave!

  2. pieadaygiveaway January 10, 2012 at 8:25 AM #

    Thank you Caroline! Dave seemed happy to get it… and really, what’s not to like about whipped cream?

  3. Janet Larmore (and Tom Strong) January 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM #

    Hey, that’s “our” pie!!! This is the same pie you so graciously gave to our family and it was beyond delicious! The pie was inhaled and within 24 hours it was gone. Boy was that fun eating!!! Thanks again so much, Karen.

    • pieadaygiveaway January 10, 2012 at 9:59 AM #

      Janet,
      Thank you for that comment – and for the flowers you brought which are still on my dining room table. Beautiful!
      And it makes me so happy that that you all enjoyed the pie.

  4. Robert Casserly January 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM #

    Saw you mentioned on ACH’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AshlandCommunityHospital

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