Watercrest of Lake Nona Executive Chef, Manny Navarro, Wins the 10th Annual Senior Living Options Chef Competition

VERO 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
, 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

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.


Chandon Nicholas
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