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From Our Kitchen to the Community: Kingston Chef Tony Quintana Cooks Up a Storm

Kingston Residence of Santa Fe

Kingston Residence of Santa Fe is proud to announce that our own Chef Tony Quintana has received numerous community awards, including:

  • 2016: 1st place recipient, 4th Annual Comfort Food Classic benefitting Gerard’s House
  • 2014: 1st place recipient, Souper Bowl and 1st place recipient, table presentation, benefitting Food Depot
  • 2005: 1st place recipient, Empty Bowl Project benefitting Food Bank
  • 2000, 2003, and 2006: Two-time 1st place recipient, Great Cookie Caper, 1st place recipient, table presentation, and recipient of the People’s Choice Award, benefitting Girl Scouts of America

Chef Tony is known throughout Santa Fe for his exemplary cooking and community involvement. He’s participated in the Mayor’s Ball, which showcased one of his recipes, and is a proud member of the Executive Chef’s Worldwide group.

But what really makes Chef Tony special is his compassion for others, especially the Kingston residents he proudly serves. Like all of our food preparation specialists, Chef Tony approaches mealtime as a life enrichment opportunity for residents.

Meal time is truly an event where residents can choose from a rotating menu of multiple entrees like fish courses, gourmet burgers or salads. Dinner is served daily from 4-7pm, and residents can come down at a time of their choosing.

“The food choices and variety offered was very important to me,” says a Kingston of Santa Fe resident. “I feel like I’m home.”

According to Chef Tony, such sentiments are why he loves cooking. “My job marries my two passions – cooking and family,” says Chef Tony. “People bond after they break bread together – literally. Food is good, but with a story is better. That’s why mealtime is such an integral part of the Kingston Residence of Santa Fe – it brings our residents together.”

Help us congratulate Chef Tony on his well-deserved honors and ongoing success!

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