"Treating residents to only the best cuisine is truly a joy for me," remarked Timony, who resides in Haledon and has worked in the food industry for more than 32 years. "My goal is to make every meal a culinary event that the residents look forward to so that dinner is a pleasure, not just a time of day."
With a passion for creating diverse menus, Timony welcomes suggestions from residents and encourages them to provide him with their own recipes. He joined The Atrium in 2009 and now oversees the kitchen staff of 15 as well as the sous chefs. In addition to creating and implementing all of the daily menus, Timony also handles all of the food offerings for the Community's array of special events.
"Vinny is such a talent in the kitchen," remarked Mary Stampleman, ADC, Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Community Relations at The Atrium. "His love of cooking for the residents shines through everyday and his personality brings a genuine warmth to the dining room. We are extremely lucky to have him."
Timony's distinguished career includes more than 25 years of on the job culinary training, and in 2002, he became Servsafe Certified. Prior to joining The Allendale Community, Timony worked as the sous chef at Hackensack University Medical Center and as the executive chef of the Studio Café at Florentine Gardens in Rivervale. In addition, he served as the sous chef at Radicchio in Ridgewood and at the River Palm in Edgewater and also was the owner, manager and executive chef of The Courthouse Café in Hackensack.
"The residents delight in having their favorite meals prepared such as chicken cacciatore, veal marsala, pot roast and lobster tails, and I enjoy preparing these specialties for them," added Timony.
Timony to Present Cooking Demonstrations at The Atrium
In the coming months, Timony will begin presenting cooking demonstrations at The Atrium, which will be open to the public. He plans to share some of his kitchen secrets and also discuss how to create a menu. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the cooking and of course sample the cuisine. Please call Mary Stampleman at 201-818-7979 for more information.
A pioneer in eldercare, The Allendale Community for Mature Living is widely recognized for its modern-day health services, amenities and educational, wellness, cultural and social programs. Developed in stages beginning in 1967, it was one of the first retirement communities in the region to incorporate three fully licensed levels of residency offering a continuum of care in one campus-like location. It is located at 85 Harreton Road, on 12 suburban acres in Allendale, N.J. The campus is easily accessible via Route 17 South with private driveway access.
PHOTO CAPTION: Vincent Timony, right, executive chef at The Atrium at The Allendale Community for Mature Living, creates diverse menus on a daily basis, often based on resident requests and suggestions. (L-R) Atrium resident Virginia Carrick and Beth Stenftennegal, an activities staff member at The Atrium, recently participated in a cooking demonstration, which are open to the public.
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About The Allendale Community for Mature Living: The Allendale Community for Mature Living is located on 12 acres in a scenic, quiet suburban neighborhood, with direct access to Route 17 South. The physician-owned Community offers three levels of residency and a continuum of care on campus: The Atrium, where independent seniors enjoy residential living; Carlton Court, which offers assisted living; and The Allendale Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center, a skilled nursing facility focusing on rehabilitation. In addition, the Community offers the Senior Social Club, an adult day program that provides a variety of dynamic activities. For more information about The Allendale Community for Mature Living, call (201) 825-0660 or visit its web site at www.allendalecommunity.com.