‘Chef Showdown’ Cooking Competition Thursday Pits Atria Darien Chef Against Police Sergeant

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Carrington Parker, director of culinary services at Atria Darien has challenged Darien Police Sgt. Keri Isaac to a cooking competition, part of Atria Senior Living’s annual “Chef Showdown.”

The public, along with Atria residents and their families, is invited to attend the food duel, which starts at high noon and continues to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 19 at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road.

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Atria Senior Living in Darien (photo from their website)


“The competition will be fierce, no matter how you slice it,” predicted an announcement from Atria Darien.

Chef Showdowns take place at more than 200 Atria senior communities in the United States and Canada.

Parker and Isaac will have only one rule: All recipes must include “summer’s most highly disputed ingredient, the tomato,” the announcement said.

Judging the culinary competitors will be a panel of “leaders in the local community,” according to the announcement, including Atria Darien residents and two members of the Police Department.

Here’s why Atria Senior Living says it organizes the competition:

  • Atria Senior Living has earned a reputation for culinary experiences that are nutritious, creative and delightful for the residents and families we serve.
  • We also believe people belong together, which is why we continuously look for partnerships and opportunities that allow our residents to engage with the broader community outside the walls of our buildings – with the goal of creating fun, rewarding events for everyone involved.

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