Your Dining Experience
Our philosophy is simple…at Independence Village, we don’t just break bread together—we create memories as well. Remember when mom used to make chicken noodle soup on a winter’s day? Or maybe hot biscuits and gravy for a special Sunday breakfast? While the cuisine at Independence Village communities truly fits the description of “fine dining” courtesy of our talented chefs (think pan-seared crab cakes and baked apples drenched in warm caramel), their true genius lies in the ability to bring residents the comforts of home cooking with the joy that comes from community living.
This commitment to our renowned dining experience wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of Corporate Executive Chef Tim Bryant. Since coming to Senior Village Management, Chef Tim has dedicated himself to bringing senior living dining to an entirely new realm of sophistication, winning seven regional competitions in the last nine years alone.
Chef Tim’s dining philosophy is simple: “Use quality ingredients. Serve hot food hot and cold food cold.” This dedication to quality explains why he constantly changes his menus to reflect the seasons, choosing only the freshest ingredients in the process. He also remains conscious of his residents’ health, roasting, marinating or grilling dishes instead of frying them, for example.
A native of Michigan Chef Tim accepted his first executive chef position at the age of 22 working for a four-star, four-diamond hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. Since then, he’s worked as executive chef for the Detroit Lions in Ford Field and regional chef for Hilton Hotels in Washington D.C. We’re proud to have someone who has catered such events as the Kentucky Derby, Grammys, Super Bowl and NASCAR on staff.
For all his experience, Chef Tim has learned from residents as well: “Age is nothing but a number,” he says. “Our residents are vibrant, joyful, independent and seem to really be enjoying their lives.”
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