Ayer Chef Honored at Company-Wide Chef Cook Off

Chef James with his Greece-inspired display.

Originally published in the Lowell Sun.

Chef James Pijewski, director of dining experience at Nashoba Park Assisted Living, stood out at Senior Living Residences’ (SLR) Annual Top Chef Cook Off for his incredible dishes and adherence to SLR’s Mediterranean-inspired Brain Healthy Cooking program.

“The Nashoba Park community is very proud of Chef James’ accomplishment,” said a statement from Nashoba Park.

Senior Living Residences is the management company for Nashoba Park and hosts a Top Chef Cook Off each year and was held recently. At the event, chefs from each SLR community compete against one another and are judged on a variety of criteria. This year, each chef centered their dishes around the traditional cuisines of a country from SLR’s Grab Your Passport armchair travel program.

Pijewski won the Adherence to Brain Healthy Cooking Award for his outstanding Greece-inspired plates. The meal featured roasted vegetables, seafood risotto, and apple spice cake for dessert. His cooking impressed the judges and the rest of the crowd with amazing flavors and the intention behind dishes that were both delicious and nutritious.