LifeCare Greenbush Manor has chef on staff

JeRae Olson began employment at the LifeCare Greenbush Manor in May of 2016. Her love of working with food and a degree in Culinary Arts makes her job in the facility’s kitchen ideal.

For JeRae Olson of Roseau, Minn., food has been a main interest of hers since she was a youngster.  And, she gives a lot of credit to her grandmother.

“I come from a long line of cooks – we all like our food,” Olson said.  “Grandma Dawn Wannebo cooks at the College of Biological Sciences-University of Minnesota, located at Itasca State Park.  She has taught me pretty much what I know (about food).”

The summer of 2012 found her looking for a part-time job after school.  With some of her friends working in the kitchen at LifeCare (Medical Center) in Roseau she also found employment there.

“I started right from ground zero – I learned all but three of the 12 positions in the kitchen.  I couldn’t have picked a better high school job!” 

After graduating from Roseau High school in 2014, JeRae attended Hibbing Community college, graduating in the spring of 2016 with a degree in Culinary Arts, and earning the title of “Chef JeRae”.

“During the summer of 2015 I started as an evening cook at LifeCare.” she stated.  “Once I graduated from college there were no cook positions open in Roseau but there was in Greenbush (LifeCare Greenbush Manor). I started working here in May of 2016.”

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