Pam's Kitchen

Pam Carberry knows food brings people together; she’s been feeding Calvin Community residents, staff and guests for more than 40 years. Read on for her team’s recipes, tips and other culinary stories, and please share your own, too.

Weekly Menu

Recipe of the week

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Kitchen tips

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Meet the culinary team

Cristina Rivera, Dietary Supervisor

Cristina Rivera is a Dietary Supervisor in Calvin’s Foodservice department and has been with us for 8 ½ years! Her favorite foods here are the Chicken-Fried Steak and the Liver & Onions, and she wants to introduce us to a Caramel apple bread pudding recipe that she enjoys. Outside of work Cristina spends time with

Helen Lee, Dietary Aide

Helen Lee has been a dedicated member of the Calvin Foodservice department for over 27 years and she currently serves as a Dietary Aide. Helen likes when the cranberry, feta cheese, and chicken salad is on the menu; it’s her favorite. If you see a Sloppy Joe spaghetti meal on the menu you have Helen

Jason Hildenbrand

Jason Hildenbrand has worked at Calvin Community for 5 years and currently serves as a Dietary Aide. In his free time Jason likes to play games on his phone and play with his dogs. Jason’s favorite item on the Calvin menu is the pancakes and he says the thing he likes best about working at