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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, May 2, 2013

Culinary Sensation Jamie West joins Casa Dorinda

Casa Dorinda Retirement Community welcomes celebrated local chef and culinary sensation Jamie West as their new Executive Chef.


Casa Dorinda

“We are excited to have Jamie join us at Casa Dorinda. I have been a fan of his food since tasting it at San Ysidro Ranch, and I believe our residents are going to thoroughly enjoy the wonderful culinary creations that Chef West has in store for them,” said Ron Schaefer, chief executive officer at Casa Dorinda Retirement Community.

Chef Jamie West joins Casa Dorinda with more than 30 years of culinary experience. His focus for Casa Dorinda is to expand their menu with seasonal ingredients and introduce his signature dishes, such as:

Jamie’s Famous “Mac & Cheese” with Four Cheese Sauce and Prosciutto

Pan Seared Salmon on Spinach with Tomatoes,

Balsamic Onions and Low Fat Yogurt Mustard Sauce

Peppercorn Seared Filet of Beef with “Blue Spinach,”

Potato Rösti, Caramelized Shallot Red Wine Jus

Char Rare Tuna Carpaccio

with Roasted Peppers, Basil and Caper Olive Relish

Rosemary and Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb

with White Bean and Wild Mushroom Ragout with a Sun Dried Cherry and Port Jus

“Having served as the executive chef at the San Ysidro Ranch, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, and the L’Auberge Del Mar Resort, I am happy to bring my experience and enthusiasm to Casa Dorinda. We will offer healthy choices developed in combination with our staff nutritionist along with some sinfully delectable dishes, because I believe food should be a fun and delicious experience,” said Jamie West, executive chef at Casa Dorinda Retirement Community.

Chef West’s accolades include:

“World-class food. Chef Jamie West excels.” - Bon Appetite Magazine

“Each mouth-watering dish more tempting then the last.” - Chef Magazine

“West is a culinary artist who chooses the fresh colors for his palate from the kitchen garden right on property and from the bounty from the land and sea.” - Gentry Magazine

“One of the most brilliant culinary talents in America” – Chesapeake Home

About Casa Dorinda

Casa Dorinda is California’s premiere LifeCare community. Located in the heart of Montecito on the historic Bliss estate, Casa Dorinda combines private medical care and a culturally rich environment to truly elevate retirement living.

Casa Dorinda is a private LifeCare Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) owned and operated by the Montecito Retirement Association, a nonsectarian, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. State of California Licenses RCFE #421700160, SNF #050000112, CCRC Certificate of Authority #126.

For more information on Casa Dorinda, please contact Toby Ayars at 805-845-5682.

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