To kick off the year (better late than never!), Jessica (Career Services Chair) and I (Mentoring Chair) of the Pittsburgh Dietetics Association (PDA) decided to host a networking mixer! This allowed for a comfortable environment where the students and dietitians could get to know eachother. We had a wonderful turnout and lots of fun! We enjoyed tasty not-so-clean treats (FONDUE Fun!) and played a "speed mentoring" game to get to know eachother. The fondue and the unexpected dip-Ables were a work project; I had a chance to gather lots of feedback on what actually tastes good together. To my surprise, some favorite combinations included chocolate/pickles, chocolate/ peppers, asparagus/chocolate, and actually almost everything.
|Left ro right: Sam Calderone, Erin Long, Erin Pover, Leeann Hessler, Elizabeth Smith, Jessica Dugan, Kristin Meyer, Julia Gilbert, Marla Jacobs and Allison Ballina.|
|Brie and Prosecco Fondue with Multigrain tuscany bread, salami, mozzarella, tortellini, grapes, cocktail weiners, olives, pretzels, and asparagus|
|Roasted Fall Veggies|
|Cheese of course!|
|Dark Spiced Chocolate Fondue with bacon, potato chips, pasta, pepperazzi, cubanelle peppers, pizzelles, chocolate chip cookies, and turnips|
|Here we are again- I'm in it this time (Julia kindly volunteered to take the pic!)|
|And more chocolate dippers: asian pears, persimmons, orange segments, blackberries, pickles (yes, dill pickles!) strawberries and melon|