Confessions of Lisa Poggas

Lisa Poggas admires Julia Child and can't get enough cheese.

Lisa Poggas, R.D., nutrition and environmental services director at Parker Adventist Hospital in Colorado, cherishes her Jaguar convertible, loves good cheese and wishes she were more artistically inclined.

Q. What is the best part of your job?

Getting to work with compassionate and 
talented people.

Q. What is the worst part of your job?

Not having enough time.

Q. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

Building a great team and becoming a dining destination in Parker. We are known for having the best food and customer service.

Q. If you weren't in foodservice what would you be doing?

Being a culinary travel tour guide.

Q. Which talent would you most like to have?

To be artistically inclined or dancing.

Q. What is your greatest fear?

Not being able to fulfill my personal and 
professional expectations.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

Ellie Krieger from the Food Network.

Q. What is your "guilty pleasure?"

A great glass of wine, artisanal bread and 
fabulous cheese.

Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?

Cheese.

Q. What do you consider to be the most overrated foodservice trend?

Super sizing. Portions are too large.

Q. What are your words to live by?

Always do your best. It’s simple but true.

Q. What would be your dream vacation?

A Mediterranean cruise with my husband.

Q. If you could eat dinner with anyone living or dead, 
who would it be?

Julia Child.

Q. What is your most treasured possession?

My ’69 Jaguar XKE convertible.

Q. Who is your favorite celebrity chef?

Rick Bayless and Julia Child.