July 22, 2022
Fun Fact: The hat that chefs wear is called a Toque Blanche, which means white hat in French. It is believed that the height of the hat symbolizes the seniority and rank of the chef in the kitchen and the folds in the hat express the qualification of the chef.
Culinary art is the mastery of preparing, cooking, and presenting food. Culinarians, or Chefs, are experts in this field and can be found in hotels and restaurants around the world. The depth of their talent extends far beyond the kitchen. Chefs also have a profound understanding of design, food science, nutrition, and diet.
Culinarians Day, held annually on July 25th, is a day to thank and celebrate the people who impact our experience with food in such meaningful ways. Worldwide, this day is a time to appreciate the art of cooking and is often commemorated with events and competitions. At Chestnut Hill Senior Living, we will be honoring our amazing Culinary Director, LaRon Harris, and their team!
LaRon has worked at some very high-end restaurants and comes to us with years of experience. In addition, he loves the residents and makes them happy. He is always ready to do his part for an activity or happy hour. Around Columbus, LaRon is known as the dancing chef.
When not working, he loves spending time with his son and attending his sporting events. He is the team’s biggest cheerleader. LaRon says he would love to have the opportunity to prepare a meal for The Cleveland Browns.
The signature sweets our Culinary Director prepares for the community is buckeye pie and grilled pound cake. He gets many compliments from tours; both desserts are amazing! We have had a few tours that were so impressed with his charcuterie boards and desserts they had their children or grandchildren interview him for school projects. One of LaRon’s favorite dishes to make is four-cheese macaroni, it’s his specialty.
LaRon is very involved with the residents and getting to know them personally. He enjoys making their favorite dishes. LaRon continues to make our culinary department shine. We could not do what we do at Hoover & Griggs without this hardworking team!
If you want to join in the Culinarian Day fun, you can toast the day with your friends and family by cooking some new recipes! Embrace the celebration by sharing pictures or video of the recipe and your adventures on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. tagged with #CulinariansDay.
Chestnut Hill Senior Living in Columbus, OH offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Newly renovated in 2021. Amenities at Chestnut Hill include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located just east of Hamilton Road and Morse Road with quick access to Hwy 161, Gahanna, New Albany, and the greater Columbus area.
November 25, 2022
2022, what a great year at Chestnut Hill Senior Living! We welcomed the year with an amazing renovation that made Chestnut Hill not only a “Great Place to Work,” but a beautiful place to work. Lastly, and most importantly, we added over 40 new members to the Chestnut Hill family. Chestnut Hill had a very […]
November 11, 2022
When considering senior living, the Veterans Administration offers a pension potentially available to war era veterans and surviving spouses called Aid & Attendance. This information may not be easy to understand. Below is a snapshot of how this benefit may be useful to you or a loved one. The pension is a reimbursement to help […]