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Dietary Aide at SMH wins culinary competition

dietary aide at Stevenson wins culinary competition


[New Tecumseth, ON – April 11, 2024] Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) is celebrating the achievements of one of their staff members, Ella Crawford, Food Services Dietary Aide. A senior at Banting Memorial High School, Ella placed first in a Skills Ontario culinary competition earlier this year, competing against students from across Simcoe County.

“Ella has worked so hard and we are so proud of her achievements,” says Heather Hillis, Manager, Food and Environmental Services, SMH. “She has brought her talents to Stevenson as both a co-op student and staff member, and we will be cheering her on as she competes at the next level.”

In the competition, Ella was provided with a recipe and was judged on her precision cuts. She made pizza from scratch as her entrée and chocolate almond biscotti for dessert.

Ella will be competing in the qualifying competition on Saturday, April 13 at Georgian College, which will determine which competitors will move on to the provincial-level competition. She has been practicing under the mentorship of Keith Parker, lead Chef at SMH.

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