We particularly enjoyed the above video from our friends and clients at Providence Hospitals.
Here’s what it’s all about:
The Providence Hospitals PROVIDENCE COOKS! Team will compete in the 2015 Cooking Well International event, part of the “Southern Living” Taste of Charleston this weekend.
In its third year, this interactive competition challenges South Carolina’s Golden Apple hospitals to create high quality, flavorful food that is healthy for their employees, patients and visitors in just 90 minutes. The event runs from 9AM to 3:30PM, Saturday, September 26, and is open to the public with the purchase of a $40 ticket.
Cooking healthy gourmet meals is nothing new for the Providence Cooks! Team, which presents monthly dine and learn cooking classes for the public that is delightfully entertaining and deliciously filling from appetizer to dessert.
“We like to show people that food can be good for your heart AND your taste buds, with just a few tricks and trades,” says Registered Dietitian Kay MacInnis, creator of the Providence Cooks! classes and team captain for the competition.
Chefs Brandon Carn (20 years of experience), Aarron Bottley (28 years), and Chris Diehl (15 years) will join Ms. MacInnis for the competition. This team, along with others, collectively worked to achieve SCHA’s prized Golden Apple status for Providence Hospitals, which requires providing healthy food options for all employees during all shifts.
“We have too much fun, these guys and me,” she says of her team. “We laugh a ton when we’re working out a menu, and they never fail to impress me with their ideas and skill.”
Some of her favorite recipes concocted by the group include greek yogurt cheesecake, oven baked “fried” pickles, and parmesan roasted cauliflower. See these and other recipes on the Providence Healthy Living blog: https://www.providencehospitals.com/contact/media-inquiries/providence-healthy-living/.
Other teams competing this year are: GHS Oconee Memorial Hospital, Palmetto Health, Baptist Easley Hospital, Tidelands Health, Medical University of South Carolina, Regional Medical Center, Beaufort Memorial Center, GHS Laurens County Memorial Hospital.
The list is long but it doesn’t intimidate the Providence Cooks! Team, nor do the nutritional or pricing guidelines set for the contest. “Wowing crowds with healthy goodness is nothing new to us,” says Ms. MacInnis. “I can’t wait to show them what we can do!”
You can come see what they do live and in-person, if you buy tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/896923?skinId=5787&mode