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We pride ourselves on providing our residents with delicious meals that are nutritionally sound, and one of our favorite ways to keep our menus diverse and fresh is the annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge.
On Thursday, Nov. 9, Sunrise Senior Living held our fifth annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge. Sunrise chefs from across the U.S. and Canada submitted nutritious recipes, and five finalists traveled to The Fairfax at Belvoir Woods, VA, to compete for the title of Sunrise Signature Chef.
Meet Nick Napolitano, a finalist from Sunrise of Des Peres, MO. Nick has been working in the culinary industry for 13 years, having earned a culinary degree from Forest Park Culinary School and a degree in Restaurant Management from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. Nick joined the team at Sunrise of Des Peres as the Dining Services Coordinator almost six years ago.
Nick loves working for Sunrise and knows that residents look forward to meals each day, so it’s important to ensure they have a great experience. He is proud to have introduced “Fancy Fridays” at Sunrise of Des Peres, where items like filet mignon and lobster tails are prepared for residents one Friday each month. This helps residents Live with Anticipation as they look forward to a special occasion each month.
When Nick isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his four kids who range in age from 13 years to three months. He spends many weekends watching their games and just hanging out at home.
Here's Nick's delicious recipe, which earned him a spot in the 2017 Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge.
Braised Red Wine Short Ribs with Truffle Roasted Yukons & Asparagus
We hope you love Nick's recipe as much as our residents do!