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March 16, 2021

Congratulations Verve Culinary Team


A few weeks ago, Gordon Food Service hosted a Feast Your Eyes Contest, where chefs from all their customer sites competed to showcase their best plate presentation.

We are thrilled to announce that Team Palermo Village Retirement Residence (Oakville), lead by Tina Marcon, has won first place in the Retirement Homes category with first cook Elly Castillo’s entry.

Congratulations to our other Verve Culinary Teams who received honourable mentions:

Evergreen Retirement Residence

Chef Steve Horvatek

Tiramisu with fresh raspberry, blueberry garnish, coulis graffiti sugar work, and mint sprig.

White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence

1st Cook Savi Persaud

Chicken with Béarnaise Sauce and vegetables.

Chef Todd Westlake

Veal Marsala with Sweet Potato Gaufrettes

Hazelton Place Retirement Residence

Chef Lorenz Medrano

Grilled New Zealand Rack of lamb w/ orange gremolata, juniper Demi glacé, Steamed heirloom carrots & asparagus, roasted herbed fingerling potato

Granville Gardens Retirement Residence

Chef Michael Tablit

Pecan Streusel w/ caramelized pecan butter, whipped cream florets & microgreens

Palermo Village Retirement Residence

Cooks Nel Angosta & Angela Bingayen

Pan-Seared Salmon with Potato Pave and Grilled Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Heirloom Carrots and a Grilled Langoustine Shrimp, Drizzled with Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette

Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake with a Lace Tuile and Edible Flowers. Centerpiece: created using carrots, strawberries, oranges, cucumbers, and radishes.