U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Betsey Hedrick of Dawson County for her contribution to the community through Betsey’s Badlands Catering.
Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.
Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.
Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve
The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:
MONTANAN OF THE WEEK
Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Betsey Hedrick of Dawson County for her contribution to the community through Betsey’s Badlands Catering.
Betsey was born and raised in Bozeman. After graduating from high school, she attended culinary school in Portland which led her to work at a local country club and eventually run a steakhouse back in Bozeman. She and her husband Phil moved to Glendive 14 years ago, had their son Sam, and shortly after she opened Betsey’s Badlands Catering.
Fixing food has always been Betsey’s passion. Her favorite part about cooking is not what she is cooking or who she is cooking for, it is the impact that food has on people. No matter people’s backgrounds or history, food brings them together. She loves being a part of something that brings joy to people’s lives, and that’s why she continues to do it daily.
I congratulate Betsey on her significant contributions to Glendive and the greater Dawson County. I look forward to seeing her business grow and trying some of her famous seasonal dishes soon.