What's Cooking in Today's Retirement Communities?

Friday, October 3, 2008 General News J E 4
Find out as local chefs go head-to-head in an unprecedented contest of culinary skill

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging:

WHAT: The days of pureed peas and lukewarm meatloaf are long gone. Today's retirement communities offer menu options that make them dining destinations for visitors young and old.

Don't believe us? Taste for yourself at American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging's (AAHSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Each day, executive chefs from local retirement communities will race against the clock to create delicious dishes using a secret ingredient on the exhibit hall floor. Area chefs will judge their culinary creations and ultimately decide who will reign supreme as AAHSA's "Iron Chef."

WHERE: Pennsylvania Convention Center

Exhibit Hall BC

1101 Arch Street

Philadelphia, Pa.19107

WHEN: Exhibition Hours: Monday, Oct. 13, noon to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, noon to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon to 3:30 p.m.


Participating chefs include:

Richard Hoschar Executive Chef

Muncy Valley Long Term Care at Susquehanna Health

Muncy, Pa.

Fred Lee

Executive Chef

The Lafayette - Redeemer

Philadelphia, Pa.

William Hockenberry

Executive Chef

Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care

New Wilmington, Pa.

Joseph Baj

Executive Chef

Twining Village Retirement Community

Holland, Pa.

Kathleen Whiley

Executive Chef

Friends Village

Woodstown, N.J.

Adam Grafton

Director, Dining Services

Dock Woods Community

Lansdale, Pa.

Evaristo Gustines

Executive Chef

Asbury Methodist Village

Gaithersburg, Md.

Jonathan Long

Executive Chef

Wellington at Hershey's Mill

Chester, Pa.

Local sponsors include ARAMARK Senior Living Services, Cura Hospitality, Sodexo Senior Services and Morrison Senior Dining.

To attend or for more information, contact Lauren Shaham, (202) 508-1219 or, or Sarah Mashburn, +1-202-508-9492,


The members of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging ( help millions of individuals and their families every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Our 5,300 member organizations, many of which have served their communities for generations, offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. AAHSA's commitment is to create the future of aging services through quality people can trust.

SOURCE American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging


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