On June 25th, Bay County Medical Care Facility held it's first Teaching Kitchen presented by the Dining Services department. Director of Dining, Andra Shier and Registered Dietitian, Rebecca Pitman shared with the residents how to "Build a Better Salad" by making a Strawberry Quinoa Shaker Salad. Andra demonstrated proper knife cutting techniques for chopping a shallot and how to emulsify the vinegar with the oil in the vinaigrette as the residents made their own dressing. Rebecca shared nutrition facts about the health benefits of eating a salad, what is important to "build" into your salad and she also talked about the berries that we added into our salad because June's super food was Berries. Residents then built their own salad in mason jars, added their vinaigrette and shook them up!
Residents and staff were curious and unsure of what to expect as the class was being set-up but several were willing to participate, including some of the staff. Everyone commented how yummy the salad was, how fun it was to make it themselves and commented that they can't wait for the next one!
Andra Shier| Director of Dining Services | Bay County Medical Care Facility