The team at Sunrise of La Jolla, CA, is happy to have dining services coordinator, Zachary Gusse, on board! His professional culinary arts background and alignment with Sunrise’s Core Values makes him the perfect fit for the job.
Being part Italian, Zachary’s favorite comfort food is, naturally, homemade spaghetti. “There is just something about hand-rolling meatballs and creating a fresh, homemade marinara sauce that gives me a real sense of satisfaction…a satisfaction that is only topped by seeing empty plates return from the dining room!”
He is always pushing his own culinary limits by testing out new flavor combinations in the kitchen. Citrus fruit is one of his favorite ingredients to work with – especially the juice! He explains, “it provides a crisp, refreshing flavor to many soups, sauces, desserts and proteins that’s hard to match.” And his favorite aspect of his job? Hosting family events. Whether it’s a holiday celebration, family night or a brunch, when residents and their visitors sit down to eat, Zachary looks forward to the joy that fills the room which makes all of the hard work and preparation worth it!
Learn more about Sunrise Signature Dining by viewing our latest sample menu, a photo gallery of our delicious meals and our dining video.
We are pleased to share that we offer purees made with whole ingredients for residents who require the ease of a pureed diet. Learn more about our pureed diet options.
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