At MorningStar of Fort Collins, our priority is to offer residents exceptional services. Along with a broad range of wellness programs and activities, a salon, chapel/theatre, general store, bistro, fitness room and much more, we also offer our seniors three daily meals prepared by our own Executive Chef.
In October 2015, we were pleased to welcome Chef Edward Gilbert to our community. With a bachelor’s degree from the New England Culinary Institute, he has worked in the restaurant business for much of his career. Brazilian-born, he spent his early years in Brazil, where he was raised eating fresh, local foods including mangos, fish, oranges, nuts and coffee. Portuguese was his only language until his family immigrated to Nebraska when he was six-years old. He attributes his background, which practiced farm-to-table food preparation as a way of life, for kindling his passion for food.
What sets Chef Edward’s culinary skills apart from other senior living communities is that his meals not only evoke memories of his home but also offer an exceptional dining experience for our residents. Under his direction, Chef Edward is developing true farm-to-table meals that do not rely on reheating food from cans or the freezer. He also vigorously sources ingredients locally, seasonally and sustainably.
Chef Edward also put our MorningStar garden to good use this summer. Furthermore, he is treating residents to monthly cooking exhibitions in our Life Enrichment Room. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our homey senior living community. While you are there, take a look at the pictures of Chef Edward’s five-course dinner for the July’s “Secret Supper” he prepared for the members of The Coloradoan Eat + Drink Club.
MorningStar of Fort Collins provides the very best in senior living with our unique mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.” With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, we create a true home for residents in a beautiful setting. We invite you to schedule a tour to discover one of the area’s top senior living communities.