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July 22, 2022

VITALIA Active Adult Community – Solon Thanks and Celebrates Its Culinary Director

Category: Senior Living

Author: Lisa Ford, Executive Director

Fun Fact: The hat that chefs wear is called a Toque Blanche, which means white hat in French. It is believed that the height of the hat symbolizes the seniority and rank of the chef in the kitchen and the folds in the hat express the qualification of the chef.

Culinary art is the mastery of preparing, cooking, and presenting food. Culinarians, or Chefs, are experts in this field and can be found in hotels and restaurants around the world. The depth of their talent extends far beyond the kitchen. Chefs also have a profound understanding of design, food science, nutrition, and diet.

Culinarians Day, held annually on July 25th, is a day to thank and celebrate the people who impact our experience with food in such meaningful ways. Worldwide, this day is a time to appreciate the art of cooking and is often commemorated with events and competitions. At Vitalia Active Adult Community – Solon, we will be honoring our Culinary Director, Jason Glessner, and their team!

Jason has 15 years of experience in the food industry. He is dedicated to customer service, where it shows both in front and back of house. He is also a proud dad of his one-year-old, Jameson. When not working, Jason enjoys bowling in leagues and drag racing. In the past, he has cooked for many football Hall of Famers!

The signature sweet our Culinary Director prepares for our community is chocolate mousse. Jason’s favorite dish to make is fresh pasta.

He comes out and addresses every resident and every concern, showing his continued dedication to customer service. The culinary team is under development and Jason is excited to grow with it. We have a wonderful breakfast and lunch chef, Dawn. She makes everyone smile each day. Our young service team is appreciated by the residents. We look forward to watching the culinary team evolve. We could not do what we do at The Lake Effect without this hardworking team!

If you want to join in the Culinarian Day fun, you can toast the day with your friends and family by cooking some new recipes! Embrace the celebration by sharing pictures or video of the recipe and your adventures on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. tagged with #CulinariansDay.


VITALIA® Solon in Solon, OH offers senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include The Lake Effect Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just southwest of Hwy 77 and 480 just moments from Ahuja medical with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Signature of Solon, Uptown Solon, Cleveland Metro Parks, Rollhouse Solon, and Chagrin Falls Shopping District.

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