Atria Franklin to Challenge Jerry Thronton in Chef Showdown 2018

Issue Date: 
June, 2018
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The Battle of the Tomato Divide: The competition will be fierce, no matter how you slice it

Who: Shawn Casey, Director of Culinary Services at Atria Franklin, has challenged Jerry Thornton, Author & Radio Host, to a cooking competition as part of Atria Senior Living’s annual Chef Showdown. The Chef Showdown is a culinary competition taking place at more than 200 Atria communities across the U.S. and Canada. Atria residents, their families, the general public and media are invited to attend.

What: Jerry Thornton and Shawn Casey, Director of Culinary Services, will go head-to-head in a cooking showdown with only one rule: All recipes must include summer’s most highly disputed ingredient, the tomato. The competition will be judged by a panel of leaders in the local community.

Why: Atria Senior Living has earned a reputation for culinary experiences that are nutritious, creative and delightful for the residents and families we serve. We also believe people belong together, which is why we continuously look for partnerships and opportunities that allow our residents to engage with the broader community outside the walls of our buildings – with the goal of creating fun, rewarding events for everyone involved.

Where: Atria Franklin, 656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038

When: July 19th, 2018 at 12 Noon

Atria Senior Living is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities in more than 225 locations in 27 states and seven Canadian provinces. We are the residence of choice for more than 21,000 seniors, and the workplace of choice for more than 14,800 employees. We create vibrant communities where older people can thrive and participate, know that their contributions are valued, and enjoy access to opportunities and support that help them keep making a positive difference in our world.

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