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Coming in 2024, bask in a true culinary experience with The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center. Dining upon delicious food is one of life’s most enjoyable pleasures, and The Carnegie will offer a path to appetizing meals and nutrition through a superb dining experience with thoughtful dishes cultivated and personalized for each resident’s needs and desires. A great dining experience can be unifying across cultures and often helps establish a setting for social exchange. This concept resonates well with The Carnegie as the dining staff plans to make residents’ culinary dreams a savory and engaging reality by creating an environment where they can come together and relish the meals as well as each other’s company.

“It’s not just about serving food,” says Randall Lonoza, national director of culinary services for Kisco Senior Living. “The culinary team at The Carnegie will be talking to residents directly, learning their preferences and hearing about the meals they enjoyed growing up. Those preferences will serve as inspiration for the team, enabling them to infuse the menu with personalized culinary elements. We have learned that it’s not about what our team likes to eat or deems quality. It’s about incorporating the residents’ preferences into everything we serve on a plate to create memorable dining experiences and ultimately to create an inviting setting for social exchange and enjoyment.”

The Carnegie will feature a flex breakfast café and bar offering multiple espresso beverages for all their coffee lovers, plus delicious pastries crafted by an in-house pastry chef. The community will also provide access to a bistro featuring a hearth oven where residents can pick up flavor-filled pizzas and flatbreads. Additionally, small snacks will be available along with juices at the grab n’ go

café. For those looking for a sophisticated beverage experience, The Carnegie will offer a full bar, showcasing exquisite hand-crafted cocktails, draft craft beers and a wall filled with varied wine options. A demonstration kitchen complemented by a French cooking suite will round out the community’s various dining locales.

In 2018, Kisco became the first senior living management company to partner with Forbes Travel® to ensure exceptional service standards and training across their portfolio. The service

extended to residents will be just as important as the quality and nutrition conveyed in the meals.  The culinary staff will incorporate high nutritional value in the meals crafted, explains Lonoza. “We’ll rely on varied nuts and berries like pecans, almonds and blueberries, which are high in antioxidants,” he says. “Also, we’ll incorporate healthy types of fatty acids that are intended to promote brain and heart health like those found in fresh Atlantic salmon.”

For those that have deep appreciation for quality cooking or just want to further their cooking skills, The Carnegie will offer a demonstration kitchen which will allow residents to interact with the community’s team of talented chefs as they actively prepare meals. Cooking and baking classes will also be offered in the club room.

When considering the culinary experience, The Carnegie will place their residents’ needs first, and it shows. “At The Carnegie, we’ll make sure that we consistently keep the residents’ wishes at the heart of the culinary experience,” said Lonoza.

The Carnegie will begin taking residents in summer 2024, however there is a way to become a part of this community before its doors open. The Carnegie offers an exclusive program, Renaissance Membership, which offers the opportunity to attend exclusive events and begin to meet and bond with other future Carnegie residents. To become a Renaissance Member or to learn more about the program, call Courtney Heyboer at 240-690-0726.