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post #61 of 74
Thank you for filling us in. I felt like we were in limbo!

That sounds like a place where you can learn and expand your expertise. Is it very far from your home? Is it at all affiliated with your former job (Sodexho)?

Congrats!:chef:
post #62 of 74
Congratulations Brad,
Ya know, our industry is really taxing on the body and mind. It's a good feeling to know that now I have an "IN" when I check out and decide to have people take care of me for a change. Not to worry though, I won't give your chefs to hard a time moving through those tiers:D

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post #63 of 74
Wow that is great and it is in your on back yard too. As a regional how many sites do you oversee????and how do you think this trend of senior living is going to take off.it sound like they are living the life with there dignity. Good luck cc
post #64 of 74
Your new job sounds like a wonderful opportunity to use all your knowledge and experience. I wish you happy years.
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" ...but in the spirit of 'stop, think, there must be a harder way, 'I figured starting from scratch might be more gratifying.'' (Judy Rodgers)
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post #65 of 74
Brad, imagine the recipes stored behind those beautiful old faces! The food memories... priceless. I'll bet they'd love to share.

My mom lives in a similar community run by Hyatt in Florida. She loves it. She does not own the "condo" she lives in, although she was able to remodel and redecorate it. (She was required to pay a sizeable chunk to live there.) She has on-site medical care if she needs it. When she had back surgery, she moved to their care center until she was able to resume living alone in her place. She pays a monthly fee, but even if she becomes indigent, she cannot be removed from her home. As she becomes frailer, she may move to assisted living or the care center. They also have an Alzheimer's unit.

Mom eats one of her three meals in any of their three meal sites, to assure socialization and fend off isolation. Last time we visited, our dinner was as good as any fine dining place- not at all 'institutional' (wine reductions, tender tournedos of beef, etc.). With this fast-growing part of the population, more of this caliber of elder communities will pop up all over America. It ain't cheap, but it really amounts to long-term care insurance.

Lucky Marriott to have you!!!!
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post #66 of 74
Brad, May the New Year and new job bring you and your wonderful family health ,happiness & peace!!!!!!!!! We to drink to you, you are a terrific Chef but more important a terrific human being and who should know better than Mr & Mrs Non Chef. :) :bounce: :bounce: :)
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post #67 of 74
And to you, Mr. & Mrs. Non Chef, a happy, healthy New Year; an easy fast; and you've done a great job for which we thank you.
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post #68 of 74
Congratulations CC!

How was the «Crystal»? What year was it?
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post #69 of 74
Congrad.'s Brad!!
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post #70 of 74
Just got back from vacation to be greeted by this wonderful news! I'm so happy for you, Brad. And I'm happy for the people who will be enjoying you and your fabulous work. :smiles: :smiles: :smiles:
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post #71 of 74
Yeah, so, when's supper!

:)

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post #72 of 74
What a great challenge for you. Sounds like fun.Congrats
cooking with all your senses.....
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post #73 of 74
Dear CC,
being not a pro, I peep at this forum only seldom, so I didn't know about your problems - and the happy end they've had :)

So, I'm glad to add my CONGRATS to the others! :bounce:

Pongi
post #74 of 74
Have you thought about teaching classes at a local demonstration kitchen or doing in home cooking classes.

Both of these allow you to utilize your experience and keep cooking fun. It also lets you work the hours you want to work.
If you are interested in doing dinner parties as well, these two
ideas also help you to market and grow your business at no cost.

I hope this helps.
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