Swan Creek Retirement Village Chefs Place First in National Culinary Competition

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Young and Chesney were selected to compete in the National Conference Culinary Competition against five teams from across the country.

Young and Chesney with their winning dish of Pan Smoked Duck Breast with German Potato Spaetzle Salad and Wilted Swiss Chard.

Young and Chesney with their winning dish of Pan Smoked Duck Breast with German Potato Spaetzle Salad and Wilted Swiss Chard.

Chef Patrick and Chef Stacy are the first team from long term care senior dining to place and then win the gold medal in the history of the AHF culinary competition. They have both shown the industry what the standard is for senior living culinary.

Swan Creek Retirement Village chefs, Patrick Young, Director of Culinary and Nutritional Services, and Stacy Chesney, Chef Production Manager, took home the gold medal at the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) Culinary Competition on June 3 at the AHF National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Young and Chesney were selected to compete in the National Conference Culinary Competition against five teams from across the country.

Young and Chesney's winning dish was Pan Smoked Duck Breast with German Potato Spaetzle Salad and Wilted Swiss Chard.

"Chef Patrick and Chef Stacy are the first team from long term care senior dining to place and then win the gold medal in the history of the AHF culinary competition," said John Andrews, Corporate Director of Culinary and Nutritional Services for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS).

"I can't think of anything better than this. AHF is one of the largest and most respected foodservice industry associations. They have both shown the industry what the standard is for senior living culinary."

About Swan Creek Retirement Village

Swan Creek Retirement Village is one of 12 retirement communities owned and operated by OPRS Communities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), headquartered in Columbus. Since 1922, OPRS has defined the highest standards of quality of life for older adults. Each year, OPRS serves more than 90,000 people through its wholly owned subsidiaries OPRS Communities and Senior Independence. Another wholly owned subsidiary, the OPRS Foundation raises several million dollars annually to support charity care, special programs, capital expansion and endowment.

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