Food Management Rotation – Food Production

I have been doing my internship through the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. However, for my clinical and management rotations I was placed in McAlester, Oklahoma at McAlester Regional Health Center. It wasn’t what I expected for my placement, but it was actually a great experience and I liked the smaller hospital setting. For the first nine weeks I completed my food management rotation. We valentinesbox had various assignments, but I think the best one was the event I put on. Valentine’s DIMG_8628ay was a perfect time to sell boxes of goodies, so that is what I made for my event.

In my undergrad we had a “Quantity Food Production,” course, however it wasn’t what it sounded like. We were in groups and put on a catering event for 50 people. We didn’t really get to use the mass food production kitchen and in fact much of our food was created in four tiny kitchens. So, I really liked the opportunity to work in a kitchen and learn how to use the big appliances!



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From what I can recall, I proIMG_8644duced 70 boxes and sold out. In hindsight we should’ve made more because they were popular and that number was based on pre-orders. But it definitely was quite work making these items to fill that amount of boxes. I had fun because I love baking. Yes, many of these items aren’t the best options for health, but everything in moderation! 🙂


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I was able to raise over $1000 for the hospital which was great and also a wonderful experience for me! 
 


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Sam Before, Sam After. All that work in the kitchen deserved a relaxing night.

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