Farrell Tiller on being Chef-for-a-Day for Quantum House

This past Monday I had the opportunity to participate in the Quantum House Chef-for-a-Day program. Quantum House is an organization that accommodates families of children receiving treatment for a serious medical condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida. The facility houses over 500 family members annually and is constantly seeking volunteers in various areas. Chef-for-a-day is a program where companies or individuals provide meals for the families staying at the Quantum House.

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With the help of some friends, I was able to prepare fresh caught Grouper and Snapper for the 40 guests staying in the house. Both the kids and adults thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. We also had the chance to chat and interact with some of the guests. Most were interested in hearing stories about how we caught the fish and some shared their experiences and hardships with us. A surprising number of guests were from out of state or overseas, so they were extremely grateful to have a meal unique to South Florida.

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All in all it was a very rewarding experience, the families seemed so happy to be able to sit down and enjoy a meal together and were so appreciative of our effort. I look forward to working with Quantum House again in the near future.

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