Chef’s Challenge Awards Top Honors | Healthcare to Homecare to Senior Living

​​​​March 12, 2015

Three Masonicare chefs received top honors at the Connecticut Assisted Living Association’s annual conference and Chef’s Challenge on March 5 at the Crown Plaza Conference Center in Cromwell.

This year, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Connecticut Assisted Living Association, chefs from assisted living communities around the state competed in true “Iron Chef” fashion to show off their facility culinary skills. The competition was broken down into Beef, Poultry and Seafood Entrée Categories. Chefs were given 15 minutes to prepare, and then 45 minutes to cook and plate 5 servings. The chefs and their dishes were judged on taste, presentation, creativity, preparation, cleanliness and organization, complication of meal, and timing.

Congratulations to our Masonicare chefs for their efforts and creative culinary skills:

Chef Jules Martin, Masonicare at Ashlar Village
First place, Beef Entrée
Grilled Skirt Steak with a Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce and Sweet Potato Succotash

Chef Carol Koty, Masonicare at Newtown- Lockwood Lodge
First Place, Poultry Entrée
Classic Thai Pho Chicken Soup

Sous Chef Jeffrey Camputaro, Masonicare Health Center
Third Place, Beef Entrée
Filet of Beef with Southwest Sweet Potato Hash, Poached Egg and Chipotle Hollandaise

Masonicare is Connecticut’s leading not-for-profit provider of healthcare and retirement living for seniors, offering a full continuum of care that includes assisted living communities in Wallingford, Newtown, and one under construction in Mystic. For more information, please call the Masonicare HelpLine at 888-679-9997.

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