Chefs Create Cultural Dishes

Today’s senior living and acute care chefs rival some of the top chefs in the country – and many are team members at Cura!

Regional Chef Dennis Rivera recently created a Mediterranean stew with coconut cornbread which was offered as a dinner special, a “sell-out,” to residents at Phoebe Berks in Wernersville, PA.  Chef Dennis is inspired by recipes he brings back from his trips to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Chef enjoys introducing culturally-inspired foods to the residents he serves!  And they certainly love it!

Chef Dennis also created a seared quinoa-black bean cake served with a sweet corn relish seen here.

At Urbana Place Senior Living in Brooklyn Park, MN, Food Service Director Levi Ellingson and his culinary team held an “Arm Chair Travel” event where residents explore different cultures from the comfort of their chairs!

September’s focus on Brazil featured Brazilian coffee, peanuts, and Brazilian kebobs with steak, sausage, and a variety of peppers with fresh pineapple on a bamboo skewer. The residents really enjoyed the event and said the kebobs were the best they ever tasted!

Chefs from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) prepared special meals during a grand opening celebration at Aberdeen Heights in Kirkwood, MO.
A Brazilian-themed event featured an authentic menu…marinated flank steak with chimichurri, glazed salmon, Brazilian vegetable stew, and a delicious assortment of cheeses! More special events and grand opening celebrations to come from these new and vibrant communities we are proudly serving in Kansas and Missouri!