Who Knew? Wow!

Hospital Employee Turned Food Network Star: Crazy Susan

Who knew? “Crazy Susan” of the new hit Food Network show Tough Cookies is an executive secretary at Cooper University Hospital by day! Although Cooper University Hospital is one of my firm’s clients, I had no idea! Yesterday I received a Google Alert for Cooper that linked me to an article with the details. In her spare time, Susan Adair runs a bakery in Ocean City together with four generations of family members. Evidently it is the family that makes her crazy!

Here’s what the Food Network has to say about the show:

This summer, the only things more popular than the beach in Ocean City, N. J., are the cookies at Crazy Susan’s. Run by a loving, squabbling and cacophonous multigenerational family, Crazy Susan’s never knows a dull moment. Sisters Susan and Linda try to keep everything running smoothly — but with lines out the door, phones that never stop ringing and family members who seem to create more problems than solutions, they’ll need to work their tails off to keep those cookies from crumbling. (Source: Food Network Website)

Just by chance my wife and I saw the first episode of the show on Monday and it was entertaining. We got to see Susan go through the process of trying to create an original s’more cookie. It was a creative process that involved some trial and error. But in the end, she got it right and the customer loved the cookies.

Susan’s Crazy Cookie Company can be found online at http://crazysusanscookies.com/. My guess is that Susan is the Food Network’s best bet for a Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) replacement. Having seen Susan once, I think they’ve found a star. And I bet she’s one heck of an executive secretary at Cooper University Hospital in Camden! Interestingly, this isn’t Cooper’s first connection with the Food Network. Actually, Chef Aaron McCargo Jr. was as a Junior Volunteer in the kitchen at Cooper University Hospital beginning at the age of 13. Aaron was the big winner in season four of The Next Food Network Star and is now the host of his own show, Big Daddy’s House. It seems that Cooper is churning out the Food Network Stars while building a pretty incredible health sciences campus in Camden, NJ!

Post by Dan Dunlop, The Healthcare Marketer

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