Richard St. Germain
This year’s Wine & Food Festival is featuring something new for our V.I.P. guests. Attendees sitting at sponsored tables will get a special selection of 5 star food selections, prepared by Richard St. Germain of Sunrise Café at Sidney Health Center.
Melissa: Richard, what can our V.I.P. guests expect to see on their plates from your kitchen?
Richard: For a V.I.P. event like this, I have come up with a delicious menu. Each plate with have a beef medallion with caramelized pan sauce, grilled sweet spot prawn, and French lamb chop on a bed of couscous with pan fried cauliflower. There will also be some sweet desert bites, but I haven’t made up my mind on those just yet.
Melissa: Wow! How did you come up with that menu?
Richard: Well, I have a long history of working in the food industry, going all the way back to when I was 14 working as a dishwasher and short order cook at a Country Kitchen and then eventually started in management there. Later on I managed Foul Play at the University of Minnesota, then in 1995 I went on to Aramark as an accountant for their cafeterias. I was then promoted to district manager with the Minnesota Vikings Food Service. We fed all the Vikings players. Back then, it was Anthony Carter, Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper. I got to meet all of them.
Melissa: What brought you to Sidney?
Richard: In 2007, I started opening food service departments in brand new hospitals all over the mid west. I was only home 8 days a month and that really took a toll on me. I missed my family, so I prayed about it and the Lord lead me and my wife, Shelly, to Sidney.
Melissa: I know I’m glad you are a part of the Sidney Health Center family! Why do you feel it’s important to support the Wine & Food Festival?
Richard: The Foundation helps carry the burden of others. If I can help support them in their service to others, I will do it. That’s what it’s all about for me, serving others.