Jay Cabus, cafeteria
"When I started in July, I wanted to mix things up a bit. There were Spaghetti Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, and Turkey Thursdays. I thought maybe we could try some other menu options, but that was shot down really quick. I think the exact words were, 'If you take away Taco Tuesday, that would be the end of you!' We would have a delicious shrimp or beef entree, but the staff loves tacos and will wait in line forever, out the door, just for tacos."
"In the food industry, there are always issues and opportunities. But when I think about what doctors, nurses, and support staff go through, my problems are easy. It is my privilege to support and nourish them, so they can continue healing out patients."
"We provide healthy options, but at the same time, people come here for comfort. When you think about what these families are going through, we should give them options. We have healthy foods like quinoa, persimmon salad, and glazed brussel sprouts, but without fail the PB&J sandwiches and Flaming Cheetos are always first to sell out! It is our obligation to educate and provide our customers with healthy options, but most importantly, to give them the best possible service and care."
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