Culinary Arts Institute 2013 Road
Welcome to the Culinary Art Institute 2013 Road Show featuring Brookdale's commitment to the continued development of our associates and our passion for providing our residents with an exceptional dining program. In conjunction with Brookdale Senior Living, the Culinary Arts Institute is proud to offer a nationwide series of educational seminars attended by local Brookdale chefs, managers, and culinary talent with a focus on cutting edge techniques and trends in the culinary field. Each one day event, hosted by the faculty of the Culinary Arts Institute, subject matter experts with first hand field experience will include key insight into programs that keep Brookdale Senior Living the culinary leader in the industry. After the success of the 2011 CAI Road Show—which made stops in 12 cities nationwide—we have been recently nominated for the 2012 ALFA awards in Dining Services. The curriculum will include discussions and demonstrations on Comfort Foods, Healthy Dining for Seniors, Brookdale's Core Quality Assurance programs, the discovery of new flavors in Palate to Palette, Foodservice Sanitation, and best practices in Sharing Lessons Learned. It is through the culmination of such programs that assists in further advancing the Optimum Life® philosophy.
Optimum Life® is a core set of values driven by residents’ lifestyle preferences and choices, reflecting the unique personality of each community. The six dimensions of Optimum Life® include: Purposeful, Emotional, Physical, Social, Spiritual, and Intellectual. Be sure to join us for The Culinary Arts Institute 2013 Road Show being held in a city near you!
Brookdale Associate RegistrationBest Practices Submission Form
2012 Road Show Events
January 10th, 2013Miami, FL
February 7th, 2013Los Angeles, CA
March 14th, 2013Oklahoma City, OK
April 4th, 2013Providence, RI
May 2nd, 2013San Francisco, CA
June 13th, 2013Philadelphia, PA
July 25th, 2013Minneapolis, MN
August 8th, 2013Columbus, OH
September 19th, 2013Indianapolis, IN
October 3rd, 2013Charlotte, NC
November 7th, 2013Jacksonville, FL
December 12th, 2013Houston, TX
Corporate Chef Bio's
Chef James BaileyRegional Director of Dining Services
James Bailey joined Brookdale in 2008 at Freedom Village Holland. Prior to joining Brookdale, Bailey was the owner/operator of a Café in Rockford, MI and has worked in contract dining as well as spent 10 years as the executive chef of a private club.Bailey obtained his BA in Hospitality Management at Grand Valley State University and training and degrees from Grand Rapids Community College and the CIA-Greystone. He is currently one of the faculty members of the Culinary Arts Institute at Brookdale and oversees communities in teh Central Division as a Regional Director of Dining Services.
Chef Robert DavisDivisional Director of Dining Services
After graduating from both the Culinary Institute of America and Florida International University, Bob worked in various fine dining hotels and restaurants, from there he joined Marriott for ten years as Divisional Chef and Director of Dining.Bob joined Brookdale in 1998 as the Director of Dining Services at Freedom Village Brandywine. He is currently one of the faculty members of the Culinary Arts Institute at Brookdale and oversees communities in the Central Division as a Divisional Director of Dining Services.
"Thanks for helping me to do a better job" –Jay L., DoDS Portland
"A sensational, productive, and memorable day" –Mark W., Executive Director Los Angeles
"Most inspirational demonstrations I’ve attended in years" –Jeff H, DoDS San Francisco
"I’m raving about my experience to anyone that listens" –Kelly G., Regional Vice President San Francisco
"What a fantastic roadshow! Full of information & fun" –Marie H., Regional Director of Operations, Orlando
"What a terrific experience! I really enjoyed myself" –Fran Randazzo, Brookdale resident, San Francisco
"I enjoyed learning all the different techniques & ideas" –Michelle S., Dietary Supervisor Kansas City