For more than 30 years, Kisco Senior Living has specialized in providing quality services and enriching lifestyles at their senior living communities, and the Carnegie at Washingtonian Center, Kisco’s newest community located in Gaithersburg, MD, will be no exception.
Scheduled to open its doors in summer of 2024, The Carnegie will set the bar for exceptional senior living, offering not only five-star services and advanced, holistic wellness programs, but also high-end, creative culinary experiences.
To ensure the residents of The Carnegie will enjoy next-level dining options, Kisco Senior Living has sent Randall Lonoza, the National Director of Culinary Services for Kisco, to spearhead the culinary development at the community. Once a local himself, Lonoza is excited at the opportunity to bring his experience and innovative ideas to the Gaithersburg community.
“I’m originally from Maryland, and blue crab picking during the summer as a kid was when my love for food developed. I live in California now, but I never forgot my roots, and coming to Gaithersburg really feels like I’m coming back home,” Lonoza says.
With a background in Asian Fusion cuisine and a love for experiencing new culinary delights, Lonoza assures that dining at The Carnegie will be centered around variety and will allow residents the freedom to choose between several delicious options. Through a series of tasting panels to be hosted at the community, residents will be able to vote on which meals they want served at the community and, with multiple onsite dining venues, each with their own specially curated menu, residents will never have to worry about a lack of choice.
“Whether you’re craving a fresh pastry with a cappuccino at our Breakfast Café, an oven baked pizza in our full-sized Bistro or a fresh-squeezed juice at our grab-and-go station, there will always be something to enjoy at The Carnegie,” Lonoza assures.
With a team of culinary experts, including an executive chef, several sous chefs, and food and beverage directors, The Carnegie culinary department will bring passion to the table and plan on making culinary experiences at the community a wholly immersive, memorable adventure.
“Here, we are focusing on the total experience. From the moment you walk through the door, you will see grand fireplaces, open layout concepts, full courtyards where we will be holding cooking demonstrations for all to see. Every meal will be dignified and flavorful; every environment comfortable so you are enjoying the whole experience.”
As the development of The Carnegie is still underway, Lonoza assures that there are big plans in place for the culinary department.
“We’re looking at partnering up with local vineyards to provide a selection of wine for our residents, local dieticians to ensure that every menu is well balanced and promotes heart and brain health, and local universities to host lectures in our onsite lecture hall. We want our residents to start an adventure with us, to learn new things, grow as a person and enjoy different experiences, from the food to our wellness programs,” Lonoza says.
And in Kisco-fashion, the seasoned, National Director of Culinary Services assures that his team is combing through everything, ensuring no details are overlooked.
“We are planning everything, from our unique and fresh menus to the overall design of the kitchens and dining venues. We firmly believe that no detail is too small,” Lonoza declared. “Here at The Carnegie, you will be making memories, and we are working hard to ensure you make some memorable experiences right here in our venues.”