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Northeast Georgia Medical Center cafeteria staff preps meals for patients diet restrictions
Two professionally trained chefs make meals for hospital
Executive Chef Jared Schultz pops out into the Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s cafeteria to check on the service Monday morning as lunch crowds start to pour in. The hospital staffs two professionally trained chefs in the kitchen, which is open 21 hours a day.
From proper sanitation to extensive food management, restaurants and cafeterias have to do a lot to stay in business. But that is small potatoes compared to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s dining services, which is responsible for feeding the hospital’s patients, many of whom have weakened immune systems and dietary restrictions. “When patients are in the hospital, their immune system is often compromised,” said Barbara Mayfield, director of nutrition services at NGMC. “So we want to go above and beyond, making sure the food is prepared and stored in a safe way.