Atria Darien Hosts Competition in Cooking with Corn: Challenges Local Bank Executive

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A chef at Atria Darien, the senior residential complex on Ledge Road, will be competing with the chairman of the Darien Chamber of Commerce in a cooking competition to take place Thursday.

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Atria Senior Living in Darien (photo from their website)

Carrington Park, director of culinary services at Atria Darien, and Mark Rosenbloom, a vice president at First County Bank and chairman of the Darien chamber, will go head-to-head in a cooking showdown at Atria.

There’s only one rule: all recipes require corn.

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Mark Rosenbloom, chairman of the Darien Chamber of Commerce

Atria Senior Living is running the annual “Chef Showdown” competition companywide to highlight its emphasis on  good food and promote fun events. Similar events will take place at Atria communities across the U.S. and Canada throughout July, which is National Culinary Arts Month.

The competition will be judged by a panel of residents and community leaders. The judges will include Kirsten Reinhardt, curator of collections & exhibitions at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, which features the current exhibit, “Maize: The Mysteries of an Ancient Grain.”

The winner will receive bragging rights for at least one year. Atria Darien residents and family members, along with the general public are invited to attend.

The competition takes place at 11:30 a.m. at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road.