Meet Joseph Vellam
Chef, Grey Nuns Community Hospital
May 20, 2020
It’s a whole team at the Grey Nuns, and we work well together. I have to thank all of the departments for helping us all stay safe at work.
Before COVID, the night shift staff would have to get hot meals from outside the site. Now with COVID-19, we’ve started serving late night suppers in the cafeteria between 8:45 p.m. and 2:45 a.m. so no one has to leave to get food. It’s about taking care of our staff and giving them the best service to make sure they stay safe.
In the beginning, we were nervous. But the educator and our supervisor helped us figure out how to work together safely as a team and determine how we would manage PPE, physical distancing, etc. We have learned a lot and together we’ve made the kitchen a safe place for each other and kept the cafeteria safe for people. At first, we noticed there were fewer people in the cafeteria, but now we’re seeing more people coming, which shows they trust us and feel safe there.
Joseph Vellam, a chef at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital for six years, shares how he and his team continue to serve patients and hospital teams amid COVID-19.
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