Category: Dining

September 5, 2018

Spotlight on Our Talented Chef, Jeff Ross!

We are proud to share this article featuring our talented chef, Jeff Ross. Jeff recently traveled to Vriendschap Village, our sister community in Pella, Iowa, to share his years of knowledge and expertise, as well as demonstrate methods to prepare foods consistent with Thrive Dining™. "Thrive Dining turns traditional meals into finger foods, adding dignity to […]

August 24, 2017

Baking with Love Finale Class

Together we made a beautiful and tasty bouquet! This was the end result of our Baking with Love class. The finished product was created by residents and chef Steve. What you see here are layers of cake with hydrangea cupcakes on top, made to look like a pot. The layers of cake consisted of a variety of flavors and it tasted absolutely delicious! Great job everyone, […]

May 11, 2017

Cinco De Mayo Celebration!

We had a blast during our Cinco De Mayo luncheon. Residents enjoyed nachos topped with guacamole, Spanish rice and salsa as well as frozen margaritas while Mexican music filled the air. Everyone came prepared to join the festivities and really enjoyed themselves. Throughout this month will be exploring Mexico during our Famous People Watermark University class. Attendees will travel back […]

April 13, 2017

Thrive Dining™ Featured in Local Reminder Newspaper

An article was recently published online at The Reminder, posted on April 6th, 2017. To read the entire article, please click here. Chef brings ‘Thrive Dining’ to East Village Place Jeff Ross, Food Service Director and Executive Chef, recently unveiled an innovative program called Thrive Dining™. Thrive Dining™ aims to restore the joy of dining for individuals […]

March 22, 2017

Dining Services hits the road!

East Village Place Chef, Jeff Ross, hit the road and traveled to the Enfield Senior Center to showcase the delicious dining experience our residents enjoy daily living at the community. Jeff prepared, and with the help of some of the centers volunteers, served a complimentary Italian themed luncheon to 61 Enfield Senior Center members. The menu consisted of a tossed salad, handmade chicken parmesan, […]

February 22, 2017

Thrive Dining™ Makes Morning News!

Jeff Ross, Dining Services Director and Jessica Szczepanek, Sales Director joined Mass Appeal on February 20th to discuss a new program offered at East Village Place called Thrive Dining™. This revolutionary dining program engages the senses and promotes a healthy appetite, guarding against unintentional weight loss and significantly enhancing the dining experience for those individuals living […]

November 23, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

February 16, 2016

Italian Day Themed Luncheon

January 27th was dedicated to Italy. We celebrated by researching Italian culture through the many resources Linked Senior has to offer. We explored fashion, foods, dessert in addition to famous places and famous people. Italian music played in the dining room while we noshed on Italian Stuffed Pork with Risotto and Zucchini. We also enjoyed Napoleon for dessert. Our famous Chef de Thomas came out […]

April 16, 2015

Iron Chef Competition

Each Watermark University semester associates and residents rack their brains to come up with new fun and enriching classes to add to the daily schedule. Jeff Ross, Dining Service Director and Executive Chef, has taken The Watermark principle "Come from Abundance" and has gone above and beyond in creating an exciting and interactive program for the […]

April 14, 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

1. Melt 1 bag chocolate chips in the microwave (15 seconds, stir, repeat until melted smooth). 2. Spread chocolate in bottom of a 9x9 pan. Let harden. 3. Mix together 1 1/2 cups peanut butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Spread over hardened chocolate. 4. Melt 1 more bag of chocolate chips. 5. Spread on […]