Taste of Senior Living 2024

Thank you to all of our chefs, judges, communities, sponsors, and attendees who made this year's Taste of Senior Living Event such a great success!

Congratulations to all - the dishes were spectacular and we look forward to growing this event even more into 2025.

Our 2024 Winners:

Best Appetizer - North Oaks Health System (North Oaks Lobster Bisque)

Best Entree - Brooke Grove Retirement Village (Chicken & Beef Sausage Gumbo)

Best Dessert - Charter Senior Living of Towson (Sweet Potato Cheesecake with a walnut bourbon topping)

Best Therapeutic Food - Charter Senior Living of Annapolis (Skipper's Delight)

People's Choice - Charter Senior Living of Annapolis (Skipper's Delight)

Silver Spoon - Cura Hospitality (Peruvian Terra el Mar Duo: Chorizo Croquette with Ceviche Crisp) [read the press release here]

View photos from the event here!



About the Taste of Senior Living
LifeSpan's Taste of Senior Living event brings together great food, great people, and serious competition.  Senior living community cuisine professionals are invited to compete for honors across several categories, with an elite team of judges PLUS a popular vote deciding who will go home with the coveted Silver Spoon.  Chefs have an opportunity to flex their creative muscle as communities demonstrate the cuisine that wins the hearts and stomachs of discriminating residents.  Sign up now to be a part of the excitement!

View our recent event feature in Caring for the Ages! 



















Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors - SOLD OUT!

Prior Year's Winners:

Best Appetizer - Charter Senior Living Woodholme Crossing/Patricia Outland; Kelly Shoop | Soup/ Salad/ App: Seared Scallop served atop a bacon marmalade granished with arugula and fresh carrot foam

Best Entrée - Brooke Grove Reitrement Village (Assisted Living)/Derrick Gregg; Clive Reid | Entrée: Honey Glazed Jerk Chicken Wings on Caribbean Coleslaw

People's Choice - Sterling Rockville/Willie Enchill; Eldridge Cool | Entrée: Smoked Pork Carne Asada Tacos Jicama and Pineapple Slaw (Chipotle Aoli, lime and cilantro)

Silver Spoon Winner - Brookdale Potomac/Henning Lorenzen; Cosha Vah | Dessert: Chocolate Marzipan Cake 

Best Dessert - Charter Senior Living Towson/Dana Rhone; Anthony Wainwright | Dessert: Bourbon Peach Cheesecake Mousse