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Abbey Delray South Names New Culinary Director
Carey Benzenberg Brings More Than 20 Years of Culinary Experience to Delray Beach Senior Living Community
“Carey brings a great deal of experience to our community and will certainly complement all the enhancements we’ve made to our dining venues and services,” said David Randazzo, executive director of Abbey Delray South. “With the completion of our dining expansions and the stunning renovations, we’re excited to have an experienced culinary pro lead the dining team.”
Earlier this year, Abbey Delray South completed a $6.5 million renovation project that included adding two new dining venues, a bistro, bar and lounge, and a 5,000-square-
“One of my main focuses is going to be listening to residents’ preferences and desires,” Benzenberg said. “It will allow us to fine-tune the menu and all the options residents have, so we can create the best possible dining experience.”
As the culinary director, Benzenberg will oversee the food service department, plan menus based on seasonal and locally available produce, organize private parties and special events, as well as assess and evaluate policies and procedures within the dining and kitchen area.
Benzenberg has more than 20 years of culinary experience, and previously worked as the director of dining and director of culinary & nutritional services at two different senior living communities. Prior to that, he served as director of dining and executive chef at Fine Host Services. He studied at the Atlantic Vocational School for the Culinary Arts and the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
“I have a special connection to senior living communities with my grandmother living at one, and I visit her often,” Benzenberg said. “It helps me see and understand the dining experience through the eyes of residents, and that’s important because their satisfaction is our top priority at Abbey Delray South.”
ABOUT ABBEY DELRAY SOUTH
Abbey Delray South, located at 1717 Homewood Blvd., in Delray Beach, Fla., is a community that provides seniors with a liberating lifestyle experience and a variety of residential options, including maintenance-
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Founded in 1976, Lifespace Communities Inc., based in Des Moines, Iowa, is a not-for-profit corporation that has grown to operate 12 continuing care retirement communities in seven states, serving more than 5,000 residents and employing 2,700 team members. Communities are located in Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Florida. The organization is recognized by the LeadingAge Ziegler Top 100 as the seventh largest not-for-profit senior living provider system in the country. For more information about Lifespace and its communities, visit www.LifespaceCommunities.com.