When people ask me where I work and I tell them that I work in an NHS hospital, they nearly always jump straight to the conclusion that I'm a doctor, a nurse or a porter. Yet, as part of the catering team, I am also a vitally important part of the whole NHS system.
The NHS is made up of a wide diversity of jobs which aren't always the obvious ones like doctors or nurses. Catering plays a huge part in the NHS, not only to patients and staff but to relatives and, in fact, anyone who walks through the hospital door.
The NHS offers a wide variety of opportunities in catering - from chefs to catering assistants. Working together as a team, we make sure that patients' food and drink is nutritious, appetising and appropriate for patients' medical and cultural needs.
I am really grateful for the opportunities that the NHS has provided me and like the fact that my role has a direct impact on patients and their visitors.