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Katherine Beck

About the Interviewee: 
Chief Dietitian Creelman Hall 1928-62

Miss Beck’s home was in Guelph and she attended Macdonald Institute for the two year course. She relates several of her experiences of commuting to the college daily, of her initiation, and of serving a banquet meal to all of the senior girls. In cooking classes, all of the girls wore blue uniforms with white aprons, and she describes some of her classes, the professors, and the equipment available to them. Miss Beck did some intern work at Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto. She prepared the meals and ate with the student nurses in the dining room. The pay was $10.00 per month. Later she prepared food for the children. After graduation, Miss Beck worked at dietitian and special cook in a tuberculosis hospital in Detroit for a year, then returned home and got a job as assistant dietitian at the OAC. She later became Chief Dietitian at OAC in 1928. She describes in detail the dining hall format and the foods before WWII.

Grad Year: 
College : 
Interview Date: 
F. Partridge
Call Number: 
RE1 UOG A1340008