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CALA Announces Senior Living Chef Named Culinary Knockout Champion

May 9, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) announces that Chef Mikah Montoya with The Oars Senior Living in Citrus Heights has been awarded Culinary Knockout Champion. The Culinary Knockout Competition, a first-of-its-kind event connecting culinary students with senior living executive chefs, was held on April 24th at Sysco’s Sacramento headquarters. Chef Mikah will…

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Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA) Associates Receive Top Marks at Culinary Cook Off Competition

April 26, 2019

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA), a senior living development and management company based in Vero Beach, announces that two of its Chefs, Anthony Polito and Ke’o Velasquez, recently received top marks at the first ever culinary competition during the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo. The conference was held from…

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Congratulations to the #Argentum19 Inaugural Culinary Cook-Off Winners

April 24, 2019

A Texas-themed culinary showcase featuring top senior living chefs took place at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Antonio, April 16-17. Cook-off judges voted on Taste, Creativity, Ease of Preparation, and Plating.

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Argentum Announces Partnership with National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe™ Program

April 16, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today, at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Antonio, Texas, Argentum announced a partnership with the leader in food safety training and certification—the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe™ program. ServSafe is widely respected in the foodservice industry as the leader in food safety training, offering resources and examinations created by foodservice and…

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Community Leaders Offer Solutions to Rising Food and Utilities Costs

December 17, 2018

Senior living leaders are constantly looking for ways to enhance the resident experience while optimizing community efficiency. It’s no surprise that executive directors and other decision makers are looking for smart solutions to address higher food costs and fluctuating utility prices. Reduce food costs by buying seasonal and local Argentum surveyed senior living decision makers…

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The Rise of Sophisticated Designs

December 17, 2018

As more senior living projects are built in densely populated areas, a sophisticated and more urban approach to design has emerged. This year’s five Senior Living by Design winners showcase the latest best-in-class architecture that thoughtfully makes the most efficient use of space. Many of the designs echo the vertical elements of city life while…

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10 Amenities Adult Children Seek in a Senior Living Community

August 28, 2018

For two years, Karen Neetz knew it was time for her mother, who is now 90, to move to a senior living community, but she struggled to find one that was a good fit. She started with a list of 22, then narrowed it down to 10. She toured communities, tracked them on a large…

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11 Trends in Dining Design for the Next Generation

June 28, 2018

For decades, the senior living dining experience was marked by capacious formal dining rooms with banquet-style seating, white tablecloths, and little palpable difference in atmosphere from one meal to the next. The result was something consistent and pleasant but static, limited, and predictable. Then came the baby boomers. The arrival of a new generation of…

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Serving the Dietary and Nutritional Needs of Older Adults

June 28, 2018

A nutritious, flavorful diet is fundamental to health and quality of life for senior living residents. However, older adults may face physical and cognitive challenges that make it difficult for them to gain adequate nutrition and satisfaction from their meals. How can providers meet these challenges to ensure optimum nutrition among a resident population with a…

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Food Safety and Worker Training: A Strategic Imperative

June 28, 2018

Food service operations in senior living communities are increasingly getting attention as a source of competitive advantage. David Koelling, president of Strategic Dining Services, a dining service and hospitality management provider, knows the strategic importance of the dining operation. “For many operators, dining is the number one controllable expense, and the biggest driver of resident…

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Adapting Menus to Changing Resident Preferences

June 28, 2018

At Brandywine Living, Sean Keating wants to stay on the cutting edge of culinary trends—but he also wants to tread with caution. As corporate director of culinary innovation, he recently launched a steakhouse, of sorts. It’s only open on Saturdays and only at one property. Residents can pick from three steaks, three sauces, two veggies,…

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Managing the Biggest Community Expenses: Labor, Food & Energy

October 31, 2017

The elements of operational expenditure are discrete, quantifiable, and eminently manageable. Labor. Food. Energy. Each can be addressed as a unique problem set. The brightest operators—along with the sharpest vendors—have come up with a whole menu of options when it comes to managing costs in each of these critical areas, from waste in the kitchen,…

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