April 26, 2016 12:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Chef CompVERO BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Manny Navarro, Executive Chef of Watercrest of Lake Nona Assisted Living and Memory Care Community was awarded first place at the 10th Annual Senior Living Options Day and Chef’s Competition in Viera last month. The popular event, hosted annually by One Senior Place, guides seniors on senior living options in their area, offering informational speakers, a sampling of appetizers and entrees, and numerous giveaways and door prizes.

Navarro’s winning entrée of pork tenderloin stuffed with manchego cheese, dried cherries and shiitake mushrooms, alongside butternut squash mash and asparagus lyonnaise wowed the panel of celebrity judges, beating out eleven other competitors. Navarro’s skillfully prepared meal exemplifies the premier culinary options and attention to detail delivered daily at Watercrest of Lake Nona.

“Our team applauds Manny for showcasing the exceptional quality and diverse culinary offerings presented at a Watercrest community,” says Marc Vorkapich, Principal and CEO of Watercrest Senior Living. “We believe in setting a standard that is the expectation for serving seniors and their families in all aspects of living.”

Watercrest Senior Living is committed to enriching the lives of seniors by creating an environment of well being and providing life enrichment programs, nutritious and savory dining, and personalized care. Additionally, Watercrest provides a comprehensive memory care program specifically designed to engage the senses, expand the mind and promote well being. The Watercrest commitment to honoring seniors, known as their Platinum Standards, goes far beyond traditional services in senior living.

Watercrest of Lake Nona is the first of its kind, offering 56 assisted living and 24 memory care apartments with premium accommodations and exceptional care. Designed to surpass the standard expectations of senior living, this resort-like community offers exceptional amenities such as luxurious Spa W, multiple dining options with locally grown organic fare, private label Watercrest wines, grand balconies, pool and fireplaces, cultural programs, and distinctive opportunities for learning and social activities. This all perfectly situated in the center of Lake Nona offering world-class education, Medical City, recreational facilities, diverse workspaces, retail centers, entertainment venues and vast residential options. For more information on Watercrest of Lake Nona Assisted Living and Memory Care, visit http://www.watercrestseniorliving.com/lake-nona.html.

PHOTO: Ryan Fernandez, Pelican Landing Executive Chef (L) and Celebrity Event Judge (R) Congratulate Manny Navarro (C), Executive Chef of Watercrest of Lake Nona on Winning the 2016 One Senior Place Chef’s Competition. (Photo: Business Wire)


Chandon Nicholas
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