This July, we asked our chefs and culinary teams from our communities to show us their best burgers. Some communities had taste testing with residents, carefully choosing the most popular dish to submit, others went with classic favorites, while still other chefs went for creative and exciting choices. From pizza burgers to tiki burgers, blue cheese and tangy barbeque sauce, our chefs did not disappoint.
Enjoy this light a flavorful salmon cakes dish from chef Nikka Solis of Serra Highlands Senior Living. Topped with a tangy dill aioli sauce, it is the perfect meal for summer.
Find the full recipe below and try it at home for yourself. Or come visit Serra Highlands or one of our communities in your local area to try other amazing dishes like this one. Our aim is to create delicious, nutritious meals for our residents that really wow. From flavor-packed comfort foods and favorites to new and exciting dishes, we are always serving up something special.
Enjoy this flavorful Surf and Turf dish from Chef Matthew Walker of Pacifica Senior Living Menifee. Combining flat iron steak and shrimp, this impressive meal is paired with garlic and black pepper creamy mashed potatoes, and a side of vegetables for a balanced meal that is sure to wow.
You can find the full recipe for both the steak and mashed potatoes below, so you can try it at home for yourself. Or come visit your local community to try dishes like this one made by our amazing in-house culinary team. You can also learn more about Chef Matthew Walker and his journey into cooking below.
Enjoy this flavorful filet dish from Chef Renee Jann of Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley. This Pan Seared Chili Rubbed Filet is paired with a hearty root vegetable hash, and topped with a pomegranate glaze for the perfect balance of savory, sweet, and a little bit tart.
Together, the elements of the dish make for an amazing meal that was voted the third place winner in our Annual Culinary Competition.You can find the full recipe for both the steak and root hash below so you can try it at home!
Enjoy this spicy and zesty Thai chili pan seared salmon form Meridian at Lantana. This delicious dish is packed full of flavor, and is accompanied by nutritious spinach and pepper sauté, as well as scalloped potato tumble and sweet potato straws. Each aspect does together to make a spectacular dish that was voted the second place winner in our Annual Culinary Competition. Chef Michael Brown adds heat and personality to this fabulous dish for a meal you'll son remember.
Check out the recipe below to try it for yourself at home, or come visit Meridian at Lantana to try one of Chef Micheal's other amazing dishes. Our creative culinary teams love coming up with new and exciting dishes like this one, and our competition judges were blown away by the creativity. If you love salmon, or bold and spicy flavors, this chili fish dish is perfect for you.
You can learn more about Chef Micheal Brown below, or check out some of other winning dishes.
Enjoy this juicy and flavorful marinated pork recipe from Meridian at Westwood. This delicious dish is a quick and easy meal you can make and pair with your favorite side dish or vegetable. Chef Rashard Gardner adds the flavor and flare to this dish with powdered mushrooms and cooking wine, and serves it with a side of pineapple rice. You can find both recipes below.
Try this at home for yourself, or come visit us at Meridian at Westwood to discover some of the amazing meals we are cooking up. Our culinary teams are always working to provide new and exciting meals for our residents that keep nutrition and flavor in mind. You can learn more about Chef Gardener below, and find the recipe to make this new community favorite dish.
Unwind and enjoy with this light and delicious Lemon Flan recipe from Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace. Sweet and zesty, it is a great addition to any meal. Make for friends, family, or guests and serve up something special. With a caramel coating and a creamy decadent texture, this simple dessert is sure to impress.
A decadent dessert is a great way to add something special to any meal. This Lemon flan recipe is simple but delicious, and will amen a big impact without a lot of effort. Read more for the full recipe.
Enjoy this winning dish from the Meridian at Stone Creek. Recently we launched our First Annual company-wide Culinary Competition where we searched for the very best meals from our talented chefs, food service directors and culinary team members. Out of all our entries, and nearly 100 different properties, the resounding winner was Chef Ryan McPherson from the Meridian at Stone Creek with his entree of Maple Glazed Chicken.
This year, our Food Services and Culinary Operations team ran our First Annual Culinary Competition! The competition required chefs, dining service directors, or food service directors from across our communities to create a unique dish - either entree or dessert - that would be submitted for judging. These delicious and inspiring dishes showcased the incredible creativity, talent, and presentation skills of our culinary teams. From juicy steaks to colorful roulades, decadent desserts and dishes packed full of flavor, our chefs blew us away with their amazing plates.
Get ready for the holidays with this festive Cornish Hen recipe from Pacifica Senior Living Ocala. Decadent, delicious and full of flavor, it is a meal that is sure to impress. Whether you're making a family meal, a holiday party, or simply want to try something new, Cornish Hen is a great dish for December. Gather loved ones and serve up something truly special, with this recipe from Pacifica Senior Living.