On October 20th we celebrate International Chef’s Day – an opportunity to recognize the many positive impacts, inspiring stories and all the joy that chefs bring to our lives.
International Chef’s Day was created by the late, Chef Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004 to bring people together to recognize, educate and inspire the next generation about the joys of cooking, the importance of healthy eating and the growing need for sustainability.
At Northbridge, we are celebrating International Chef’s Day by learning a little bit more about our talented Culinary Directors.
Chef: Peter Delp
Community: Laurentide at Mashpee Commons
What is one of your most popular meals among residents at Laurentide at Mashpee Commons?
At Laurentide, you can’t go wrong with fresh baked cod. Fish and chips are a close second!
What is your favorite meal to prepare for residents?
I love trying out new desserts with residents. I recently served a peanut cake with chocolate ganache and crushed peanuts, they loved it! I also enjoy preparing our slow roasted items like BBQ, pulled pork or pot roast.
Advice for anyone in the Culinary industry who is thinking about making the switch to senior living?
It is a great avenue to take in commercial cooking. The challenges and pressures are different than a restaurant or hotel setting. There are many unique challenges, but the rewards are just as great as the challenges.
What is your favorite meal to enjoy?
I’m easy to please, a straightforward French style omelet. However, having grown up in the PA Dutch Country, I wouldn’t refuse a side of scrapple with it.
What is your favorite part about being a Chef?
I enjoy the fact that I can learn something new every day. Either about myself, someone else, or cooking in general.
What is your favorite part about working in Senior Living?
Working to satisfy the residents. Whether that means meeting one on one to discuss individual needs or working with a committee to really target what they want and need from my Culinary team. You don’t always get to do that in restaurants or hotels.
Northbridge residents enjoy three Eat Fresh, Eat Local Meals every day served in our community dining rooms. Our fresh and local foods come from growers throughout New England as well as our own community gardens. Northbridge strives to be SeniorGreen by planting and harvesting vegetables, right from our own back yards! Click here to learn about a few other SeniorGreen projects we’re working on!
At Northbridge we allow our chefs to get creative and share their passion for cooking with our residents without restrictions. We know one of the best parts about cooking, is the passion put into each dish. We are lucky to have very talented chefs working at our communities and constantly showing off their culinary skills and creativity.
Find a position at a Northbridge community near you!
Working at a Northbridge senior living community
If you are considering a career in senior living, we hope you’ll consider one of our communities. Our team of associates makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our residents, every day. Because of that, we treat our team like family and we’re happy to offer:
- Competitive Pay
- Flexible Schedules
- Direct Deposit
- Vacation & Personal Days
- Paid Holidays & Sick Time
- Your Birthday Off
- Health Insurance to Qualified Associates
- 401k Company Match
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Ongoing Education
- Associate Appreciation
View our careers website today to view open positions, what a day working at Northbridge is like, and why our associates love to work here.
As a New England senior living company, we pride ourselves in being the local choice for families in need of assisted living or memory care. We look to our teams of associates to truly make our communities home for our residents. Whether that’s a helping hand or a moment to listen to a story, our associates are dedicated and compassionate. With 19 communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we hope you’ll find your home here too. If you already love what you do, and want to love where you work, apply now! We look forward to meeting you.