Food Placement and Assistance

Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.

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Food Placement and Assistance

PCMA Convening Leaders 2023 Convention


And they have to carry my food and drink. And I've got to commend the people here. They have been helping me. As you look at my reach, how far could I reach to go get a plate yesterday? You know, take a look. Hold this out for me. All right. Take it from my arm. Okay, let's go a little farther. Only about two feet. Two feet. That's it. That's all I can reach. All right, let's go from this side. How high can I reach? At Sunday, they had Shepherd's Pie. They had two levels. It was mashed potatoes. I didn't even see them. Thankfully, another woman was there. I had filled my plate with the bottom layer of meat, peas and carrots and onions. And I thought to myself, "Well, Shepherd's Pie usually has mashed potatoes." She came up and she goes, "Would you like some mashed potatoes?" I go, "I don't see any." And she goes, "They're up." Here I go, "Here's my plate. Fill it up with mashed potatoes." You know, there was no one there to help me. How high can I reach? Without difficulty. My fingertip is where? 57 inches.

So jump up and over. Yeah. Yeah.

That's more. Yeah. Reach up and over. So if you have a chance, go to the Experience Columbus food display in the back of the District. I commend them. They had food, they had things already pre-plated and charcuterie boxes. They had salads, they had sandwiches. And they had them at different levels where I could reach things. And the drinks also at different levels were where people could reach them. So looking at your displays, not always putting things on high platforms or making sure you've got great staff there, that is plating the food for all your guests.