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Photo an Seared Scallops with Crispy Lardon on Walnut and Carrot Puree, Fresh Kale and Blackberry Citrus Sauce

Radiant Senior Living's Christina James: Culinary Competition Finalist at Premier Breakthroughs Conference


Portland, Oregon - June 20, 2023 - Radiant Senior Living, a leading provider of exceptional senior care, is proud to announce that Christina James, their Operations Specialist, has been chosen as one of the finalists in the prestigious Premier Culinary Competition. Christina will be presenting her original entrée, Pan Seared Scallops with Crispy Lardon on Walnut and Carrot Puree, Fresh Kale and Blackberry Citrus Sauce, at the Premier Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, taking place in Nashville, Tennessee from June 20th to 22nd.

The Premier Culinary Competition is a highly anticipated event within the foodservice industry, showcasing the culinary talents of professionals who excel in creating innovative dishes while maximizing the use of Premier Contracted Manufacturer Agreement (CMA) products and ingredients. Christina's selection as a finalist is a testament to her exceptional skills and creativity in the field.

The competition, scheduled for Wednesday, June 21st at 2:15 PM CT, will feature three finalists who will prepare their recipes onsite during the Breakthroughs Conference. These culinary experts will present their dishes to a panel of esteemed judges, vying for the Chef Judges Award. Additionally, attendees of the Concurrent Session will have the opportunity to vote for the coveted People's Choice Award.

Christina James joined Radiant Senior Living in 2017 as the Executive Director at La Conner Retirement Inn, where she demonstrated her dedication to providing top-notch care for residents. Her expertise in staff development, financial management, and marketing contributed to her success. In 2022, Christina assumed the role of Operations Specialist for Radiant Senior Living, supporting the operations, sales, and business needs of the organization's communities.

As an Operations Specialist, Christina has focused on the culinary aspects of senior care, recognizing the importance of delicious and nutritious meals in residents' well-being. She has played a key role in developing the culinary staff at Radiant Senior Living communities, ensuring they deliver exceptional dining experiences to residents.

The Premier Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition is an annual event that connects healthcare professionals and industry leaders across various sectors. This year's conference in Nashville, Tennessee, will explore the intersection of technology, efficiency, and patient care. Notable speakers, including Michael J. Alkire, President & CEO of Premier Inc., Selma Blair, award-winning American actress and disability rights advocate, and James Clear, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits, will share their insights and expertise.

Radiant Senior Living extends its congratulations to Christina James on being chosen as a culinary competition finalist. Her dedication to excellence and commitment to providing exceptional senior care make her a true asset to the organization.

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