Confessions of Raquel Bulford-Frazier

Raquel Bulford-Frazier loves curry chicken, fears drowning and wishes she could have dinner with the Obama family.

Raquel Bulford-Frazier, chief of EMS for the Miami VA Healthcare System, loves curry chicken, fears drowning and wishes she could have dinner with the Obama family.

Q. What is the best part of your job?

Making a difference in the lives of our sick veterans.

Q. What is the worst part of your job?

Bureaucratic red tape.

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

Graduating from a highly competitive VA leadership program and forming a local Young Government Leaders chapter in South Florida.

Q. What is the most unusual foodservice/catering request you have ever received?

A request for a raw food menu, from beverages to desserts.

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

A healthcare executive making an impact.

Q. If you had a time machine what historical event or era would you visit?

1893, The World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Q. What is your greatest fear?

Drowning.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

Hillary Clinton.

Q. What would be your dream vacation?

Traveling to New Zealand and Australia.

Q. What is your favorite meal?

Curry chicken, peas and rice, greens and sweet plantains. 

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

The Obama family. 

Q. What is your "guilty pleasure?"

Mashed potatoes and gravy.

Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?

Diet Blueberry Arizona Iced Tea.

Q. What activity is at the top of your bucket list?

Zip lining in Costa Rica.

Q. What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

Turtle

Q. What are your words to live by?

Share what you learn, as that is the only way you will make space to learn more.

Q. Who is your favorite celebrity chef?

Trisha Yearwood—Southern cooking.