With a taste of passion, Chef Gary won an award for his famous inspired smoked salmon dish.

We are happy to share Chef Gary’s accomplishment in this congratulatory article! Just a couple weeks ago, on August 30, the Sarasota County Aging Network (SCAN) hosted “A Culinary Extravaganza.” Part of the evening was centered on a friendly and fun competition to determine “The Best of the Best of the Assisted Living Facilities.” Celebrity chefs Christian Hershman, George Armstrong and Paul Mattison tasted and judged hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, pasta dishes and desserts. Proceeds from this event went to the SCAN Grants Program, which assists Sarasota County seniors.

Chef Paul Mattison even declared [Chef Gary’s] dish simple and delicious.

Best of all, we are so proud to let you know that our very own Chef Gary took top honors in the cold hors d’oeuvres round! He won by preparing his famous smoked salmon dish, which has won over the hearts and tastebuds of many of our residents. Chef Paul Mattison even declared his dish simple and delicious. We are so proud of Chef Gary and his accomplishment. Congratulations to him and to our wonderful team at Inspired Living at Hidden Lakes!