Say hello to Lis Dixson, our new food services coordinator! A Red Seal-certified chef, Dixson earned her culinary chops in private catering, senior food delivery and, most recently, at BC Ferries before starting her latest role in August. She’s also worked stints as a coffee roaster, tile setter and faux finisher, and recently completed a psychology degree.
“I think everyone is fantastic – the staff, the volunteers, the seniors – everyone has been really welcoming,” says Dixson about her first weeks overseeing the Seniors Lunch Program. The food services assistants – Joel Lecap and James Ng – have been particularly helpful, she adds.
Hoping to eventually add elements of her favourite cuisines, Asian and French (braises), to the menu, Dixson plans to simply observe for now. “It’s going to be my version of everything . . . but I’m just going to wait and figure things out before I make any big changes.”