At its 2018 Senior Living Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, the FSLA hosted its first ever culinary competition, and the participants brought the heat! Out of six chefs, Anthony Polito of Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA) was crowned the winner and took the trophy back to the new HarborChase of Dr. Phillips in Orlando, where he serves as the Director of Hospitality.
Each competitor drew a course out of a hat with two appetizers, two desserts or two entree courses available. The competition also had a 30-minute time limit. Polito drew a dessert course and created the first-place winning “Deconstructed Bananas Foster.”
Chris Thompson, HRA’s Vice President of Hospitality remarked on Anthony’s skills of speed, agility, creative thinking and culinary genius, and noted Polito is a tremendous example of the dedicated
emphasis that HRA has on hospitality at each one of its communities.
Based on the popularity of the competition, there’s an excellent chance it will be back at the 2019 Senior Living Conference – stay tuned!