Category: Dining

April 30, 2018

Farm to Table Two Chefs

The roots of the farm to table trend stretch back to the 1960's and 1970's when Americans became increasingly dissatisfied with processed foods that they found bland. One of the first farm to table restaurants that opened up was Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California in 1971. Chez Panisse was opened by Chef Alice Waters, who […]

August 9, 2017

Apple Pie in July

The Fountains has many traditions that we love all year round, but Apple Pie in July is one of our absolute favorites! Each year, we have a competition to determine who on Boca Ciega Bay makes the best apple pie and, while it's always a tough job being a judge, this year's was certainly the hardest! […]

July 10, 2017

Girl Scouts Cookie Eating Contest & Fundraiser for Watermark For Kids

We've supported our local Girl Scout troop this year by buying an abundance of cookies during cookie season. We put those cookies to good use with a good ol' cookie eating contest! We asked residents, associates and visitors to drop their spare change into the jars with the candidates pictures at the front desk for […]

April 10, 2017

The Inn’s Spring Family BBQ

Spring means it was time for our quarterly Family Night for our Assisted Living neighborhood! The weather was perfect with spring upon us, and what better way to enjoy it than with a cook-out put on by our chefs in the courtyard while mingling with family, The Fountains Team and residents. The night was surely a gorgeous […]

February 8, 2017

Meet our Executive Chef!

If the Dining Services Department isn't thriving, we don't know what is! We would like to warmly welcome our new Executive Chef, Chris Tasillo! Many of our residents have already had the pleasure of meeting and experiencing the new dishes that our wonderful new Executive Chef has brought to our community. Along with bringing his […]

November 22, 2016

Bon Appétit with Thrive Dining™

Thrive Dining™ is a revolutionary dining program designed to restore the dignity and enjoyment of mealtime for individuals with cognitive or physical challenges. Thrive Dining™ features Watermark Communities’ Chef recipes and high quality, freshly prepared gourmet menu items, transformed into incredibly tasty, nutritionally balanced, protein packed meals. Watermark Chefs start by using the Grind Dining “patent-pending” […]

June 30, 2016

Under the Sea

We've got no troubles down in the bubbles Under the Sea! The Seaweed is said to be greener in somebody else's lake, but The Fountain's has the greenest seaweed around! Our Mermaids and Mermen casted their sunscreen aside and broke out their flippers! It's better down where it's wetter, and we're ready to embrace the […]

October 12, 2015

A Roasted Harvest Feast!

Our wonderful Chefs sure do love to feed our community, and once a month they show their love and appreciation for the culinary arts to a room full of residents as they wine and dine them before their eyes! Chef Cathy and Chef Johnny pull out all the stops to cook a feast before the […]

October 8, 2015

Two Chefs Tour through Deutschland

This year, Oktoberfest technically started on September 19th and ran through October 4th, but The Fountains is celebrating throughout the whole month! The first event was a Deutschland themed Two Chefs - our monthly cooking show where we sample a three course meal with accompanying wine/beer. The beer was overflowing and was served by our associates […]

September 10, 2015

Down, Set, Hike!

Today marks the official kick off to the NFL season and The Fountains celebrated with a tailgate party for our Two Chefs Cooking Show. Before the Steelers take on the Patriots our Fountain's associates served up delicious game day ready food. With a three course meal that would feel right at home at a parking lot tailgate […]

August 26, 2015

Apple Pie in July

This year marked the 5th annual Apple Pie in July contest and it certainly didn't disappoint! With 10 contestants there were a variety of pies to choose from: traditional pies, cheesecake pies, Haitian style pie and more. Our judges definitely had their work cut out for them. This year we welcomed back firefighters from the South […]

August 20, 2014

4th Annual Apple Pie in July

Nothing says America more than Apple Pie! And what better way to celebrate than a friendly apple pie competition? Thanks to a few Firemen from Station #9 - Dave Buchholz, Brian Anderson and Lieutenant Mark Turner, and Dr. Sufransky (and their taste buds of course!), we were able to put on our 4th Annual Apple […]