Congratulations to the #Argentum19 Inaugural Culinary Cook-Off Winners

An inaugural Culinary Cook-Off at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference featured cuisine from senior living community chefs.


A Texas-themed culinary showcase featuring top senior living chefs took place at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Antonio, April 16-17.

Cook-off judges voted on Taste, Creativity, Ease of Preparation, and Plating. Winners of each category can be found below:

TASTE
Tied for 1st Place:

Gonzalo Vasquez &
Jose Luna (Vi)
Blue Cornmeal Crusted Pan-Seared Wild
Caught Halibut
Ke’o Velasquez &
Anthony Polito
(HRA)
Guajillo Chili-Rubbed Brisket with Calabacita Slaw

CREATIVITY
Tied for 1st Place:

Ke’o Velasquez &
Anthony Polito
(HRA)
Guajillo Chili-Rubbed Brisket with Calabacita
Slaw
Ted Hill
(Brookdale)
Central Texas Vegan BBQ Brisket with
Red & Dino Kale Coleslaw and Escabeche

EASE OF PREPARATION

John Maroon
(LCS)
Tortilla & Pecan Crusted Salmon Fillet

PLATING
Tied for 1st Place:

John Maroon
(LCS)
Tortilla & Pecan Crusted Salmon Fillet
Ke’o Velasquez &
Anthony Polito
(HRA)
Guajillo Chili-Rubbed Brisket with Calabacita Slaw

Special thanks to the participants; the Culinary Cook-Off judges, Bret Jefferson (Brandywine Living), Jose Fernandez (The LaSalle Group), and Theresa Arguello-Thomas (Crandall Corporate Dietitians); and to Morrison Community Living for its support of the Culinary Cook-Off.