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.