CARY- May 23, 2014 – Scallop ceviche marrying jalapeno, blood orange, key lime, and micro cilantro; pan-seared veal tenderloin with a roasted garlic beignet with wild mushroom jus; and bittersweet chocolate mousse topped with a salted caramel sauce, pecan praline and rum-infused whipped cream, might be what’s on the menu at Cary’s finest restaurant. But it’s exactly the kinds of foods that residents could expect to see on the menu at Woodland Terrace. Chef Korey Tibbet at Woodland Terrace, a Kisco Senior Living community in Cary, loves to pursue his passion for food and enjoys bringing his diners along for the culinary ride.
“I appreciate a non-restaurant setting because I have the flexibility to create really adventurous and delicious cuisine in an unexpected venue. Since I’ve been at Woodland Terrace I’ve always strived to serve our residents food that is just as mouth-watering as any dish they’d eat at a 5-star restaurant,” says Tibbet.
Tibbet’s enthusiasm has taken him around the country, and he recently had the opportunity to train with the 2014 James Beard Award winner, Best Chef in the South and Top Chef Masters contestant Sue Zemanick. Earlier this year, Korey cooked with Sue for a week at her two eateries in New Orleans, Ivy and Gautreau’s Restaurant. His prowess racked up another accolade when he represented Woodland Terrace in the 2014 fundraiser for Guiding Lights, The Big Easy Gala, and reclaimed the Chef Challenge Silver Spoon Award, which he also won in 2012.
Growing up in New York, Tibbet has always been passionate about food. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, he remained in the area and cooked at the second-longest running New York Inn, Hudson House. He later moved to Cary at the recommendation of friends, and has been honing his distinctive technique that’s a mix between French and Americana at Woodland Terrace for 13 years.
Tibbet continues, “Our monthly 5-course wine dinners are a big hit with residents. My team and I personally pair each dinner with a complementary wine, and truly enjoy crafting this personal and unique dining experience that’s not common at senior living communities.”
Tibbet’s food philosophy reflects Kisco Senior Living’s belief that true wellness should impact the mind, body and spirit. In addition to wine dinners, Woodland Terrace offers a restaurant-style dining program, where residents can select chef-prepared meals from a menu and dine in a bright and lively dining room. The program offers a level of freedom and flexibility for transitioning seniors who no longer want to cook and still want fresh and healthy food every day.
For additional information about Woodland Terrace’s dining program, call 919-465-0356 or visit www.LifeatWoodlandTerrace.com.
About Kisco Senior Living:
Kisco Senior Living communities offer independent lifestyle options for seniors, as well as licensed assisted living and memory care in some locations. Family-owned Kisco Senior Living, based in Carlsbad California, owns and operates 20 senior communities in five states. With an award-winning approach to senior lifestyles and wellness, Kisco creates communities where residents and associates share passions, live and work in balance and build a legacy. Kisco is an International Council of Active Aging (ICAA) member and is an ICAA Champion Organization, recognition that is part of ICAA’s Changing the Way We Age® campaign to shift the way society perceives aging. Since 1990, Kisco’s guiding principles of integrity, dignity and compassion have balanced the interests of residents, associates and business partners. For more information, visit www.kiscoseniorliving.com.