Chef Brian Wykoff at Atria at the Villages of Windsor recently challenged Leo Espin, executive chef of Don Chepo’s in Wellington, 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.
Wykoff and Espin went 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 was judged by a panel of leaders, including Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue EMS Capt. Jeremy Hurd and Alexandra Seltzer of the Palm Beach Post. The winning chef received a $500 donation to the charity of their choice and a trophy to take home for bragging rights.
Both dishes were loved by the panel and residents, but in the end, Wykoff took home the tomato trophy.
Atria Senior Living has earned a reputation for culinary experiences that are nutritious, creative and delightful for the residents and families it serves. The company is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities with more than 225 locations in 27 states and seven Canadian provinces. For more information, visit www.atriaseniorliving.com.