Chefs on Parade: Senior Living Company Exhibits Jackets Decorated by Senior Residents

Nationwide Tour Benefits Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation

Jan 20, 2011, 18:17 ET from Brookdale Senior Living

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intricately decorated professional chef coats will be on display throughout the nation all year through Chefs on Parade. Brookdale Senior Living, a leading owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States, will showcase these pieces of art in exhibits open to the public.

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The public will have the opportunity to become the proud owner of one of these works of art, with all proceeds benefiting Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation. The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation is an organization which elevates the national consciousness of caregiving and fosters a culture of healthy caregivers impacted by chronic illness through programming, universal access to resources, and behavioral research.

These highly-decorated and fascinating chef coats, created by Brookdale residents, family members, and associates, were inspired by the artists' world travels, meaningful places, and fond memories highlighting the "Amazing Places of the World." These chef coats are also available for viewing in an online gallery at

"The Chefs on Parade must truly be seen to be believed," said Joska J. W. Hajdu, senior vice president of dining services for Brookdale Senior Living.  "They are genuinely pieces of art.  The talent and passion of our residents are proudly displayed through this exhibit."

The dates of the traveling exhibit are below. As the exhibit travels all year long, dates and locations will become available at

-- The Devonshire of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Jan. 21-23

-- Glenwood Gardens, Bakersfield, Calif.

Feb. 2-6

-- Inn at the Park, Irvine, Calif.

Feb. 13 - 15

-- Beverly Hills, Calif.

Feb. 24

-- Brookdale Place of San Marcos, Calif.

March 10 - 13

Chefs on Parade 2011 was produced by Brookdale's Optimum Life® team and the Culinary Arts Institute at Brookdale, a professional development program designed to enhance the food preparation and presentation skills of Brookdale chefs.

Contact: Holly Botsford, Public Relations Manager, 414-918-5314,

SOURCE Brookdale Senior Living