Every year, the Park Springs retirement community in Stone Mountain shows its appreciation for its entire Food & Beverage staff during “Food Service Appreciation Week.”
There are four distinct dining venues in the Park Springs retirement community: the Market Café Bistro, the Main Dining Room, the Springhouse Grill and the Park Springs Pub. In addition, full meal service is provided at the Cobblestone Health Center including assisted living and skilled nursing care.
During the week of October 7-11, 2013, Jim Schneeberger, Director of Food & Beverage, recognized a number of the Food Service staff members for their outstanding service to the Members at Park Springs, and announced the following winners:
* Food Service Employee of the Year: Vernon Dean, Cook
* Food Service Employee of the Month: Bridgette Haughton
* Park Springs Signature Item Competition Winners:
Alicia Buster, Server; Keanna Ross, Cook, Reggie Taylor, Cook,
Mike Culbreth, Cook Mike Perry, Cook, and Demontrich Scruggs, Cook.
*Gift Drawing Winners: Ramon Williams, Cook and Roberto Colon, Server Assistant
“It takes the efforts of our entire Food Service team to provide the best,” says Schneeberger, who calls the staff together every day (the Daily Line-Up) to discuss the members’ specific needs, wishes and comments. “We always need to be better than the day before. We need to provide those small special touches that are so important to our guests. We cater to their individual wants, and source the best and freshest ingredients for them. We are here for them – 24/7.”
Executive Chef Derrick Henry notes: “We serve between 700 and 800 meals per day in our four different restaurants, including lunch and dinner for our Park Springs members as well as for the residents at our Cobblestone Health Center. Every day, I am so proud of our top quality meals and our top quality Food Service staff!”
ABOUT PARK SPRINGS:
Park Springs (completed in 2007), owned and operated by Isakson Living, is a 54-acre campus style Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) surrounded by Stone Mountain Park. Park Springs is a vibrant community of active adults 62 and above who live in spacious private homes and enjoy a club-inspired lifestyle. Park Springs includes 398 Independent Living Units; Health Center with 24 SN beds, 12 Dementia beds and 28 AL suites; Clubhouse with variety of dining options and common areas; and Fitness Center with lap pool, therapy pool and exercise room. Members live in a detached single-family home, cottage home or condominium-style villa. The community provides food and beverage services in diverse settings and many social, educational and enrichment opportunities.
Residential options offering a higher level of services and care are also available on campus. These include home health, assisted living suites, memory care or our Medicare-certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation center within Cobblestone at Park Springs. As situations change, Members can move into the type of home or environment that best meets their needs.