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Chef Challenge Spectacular at Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers
May 21, 2015
The Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers held its Chef Challenge Spectacular themed “New York, New York” on Thursday May 21, 2015 from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm. Four Executive Chefs from Five Star Senior Living communities put their culinary talents to the test in front of our local politicians, police and fire department officials, and healthcare professionals from Yonkers, Riverdale and surrounding Westchester areas. Participating in the challenge were Executive Chefs Tim Strasser from Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers, Rob Darin from Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck, George Faust from Washington Township Senior Living and Fernando Fano from Mt. Arlington Senior Living. Attendees were able to visit our chef action stations and taste our Big Apple fare, as they watched our Executive Chefs race against the clock as they competed for the title in our Secret Ingredient Chef Challenge. After our Chefs competed for 60 minutes creating their best culinary dishes in the spotlight, a winner was announced by our panel of judges. The judges for the event were Deputy Chief, Kevin Ford from the Yonkers Fire Department, Nando Paterra, co-owner of Zuppa Restaurant & Lounge and Jerry Andreatos, Divisional Vice President of Operations for Five Star Senior Living. Mayor Mike Spano was the Guest of Honor as well as State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and former Yonkers Mayor Angelo Martinelli. We are proud to announce that the Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers Culinary Team, led by Executive Chef Tim Strasser, was declared the Chef Challenge Winner. Every guest left this special event with a surprise gift from our very own Pastry Chef, Rocco Cappetola.