Celebrity chef cooks up treat for Bronx elderly
Seniors in the Bronx got a redolent taste of change from celebrity chef Cary Neff, who visited the Kittay House in Kingsbridge to cook items on the facility’s renovated menu.
Chef Neff and his team from the Morrison Food Group work nationwide to provide healthy options in the place of the elderly.
“I’m going to bring forward a pep in your step,” he told the concourse of nearly 50 enthusiastic residents. “I consider an army of chefs behind me. I bring forth a much better opportunity of executing [a menu] and workmanship it stick.” In order to produce a nutritious and delicious menu beneficial to Kittay House, Neff abandoned items so as salt and butter, instead using brownish oil, herbs, and spices.
Shouts from the multitude such as, “You’re inspiring!” could have existence heard as Neff, a best-selling cookbook first cause and TV personality, prepared food towards the residents to sample.
The menu consisted of four mouth-watering courses: a tomato/bread salad, indian ~ bisque, an entre of summer plant succotash paired with an herb-crusted affections of chicken, and a warm chocolate and banana nutriment pudding.
“The presentation was done same well. I’m excited for the menu to make some ~ in.,” said Esther Berg, a two-year Kittay firm, after Tuesday’s demonstration.
Some of the in good case fare served up to residents by Chef Neff. (Julia Xanthos/News)
“I was staying for the chocolate the whole time,” admitted Berg, laughing.
Along with a healthier crop of meals, Neff besides emphasized the importance of cooking on account of the season, which he plans to not ~d in Kittay’s new menu. He said that the sweet corn used in his bisque was superlatively good used during the summer.
“I survey them [the residents] as family members, and this is by what mode I want them to be treated,” afore~ Jae Church, general manager of fare and nutrition of Jewish Homelife Care Bronx. “It was a shifting, but we’re getting more positive feedback.”
Since teaming up with Morrison in seasonably December, Kittay residents enjoy a restaurant-style form of dining, with menus and servers. For luncheon and dinner, they have 16 dishes to pick out from, and pick from an a la carte breakfast.
“They’re a generation who deserves to have ~ing pampered,” said Neff.