On February 17, 2018, Galloway Ridge was honored to participate in the Chef Challenge for The Big Deal Casino Night/Share to Care Gala that benefited Transitions Guiding Lights, an organization that provides support to caregivers. Participating chefs had the opportunity to win two awards: the Silver Spoon Award and the People’s Choice Award. The Silver Spoon was awarded based on taste, presentation and creativity and was judged by three local professional chefs.

Galloway Ridge’s Executive Chef David Voelz captured the Silver Spoon with his award-winning entrée and dessert. The menu was reflective of the casino theme, Harrah’s Cherokee. Chef David’s entrée was a venison tenderloin coated with a venison farce with walnuts and dandelion greens wrapped over a Cherokee bread pudding topped with a Cherokee succotash that combined corn, beans and pumpkin. Chef David also created a unique dessert of grape dumplings with Wojapi, a traditional Native American berry sauce.

“We continue our commitment of being a steward of our larger community by participating in events that enrich the lives of others as they age,” commented Missy Johnson, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales at Galloway Ridge.

The Silver Spoon trophy will be located at Galloway Ridge until next year’s Chef Challenge.