The stove is hot and the table is set!
Stacks of flapjacks took the stage in Astoria Retirement Residence’s General Manager Breakfast last March. Michael Traquair, General Manager of Astoria Retirement Residence and a certified Red Seal Chef, sets one morning aside every month to cook breakfast for a few residents. He then sits and talks with them during the meal.
“I wanted to really connect with the residents beyond our normal meetings,” Michael said. He said that he enjoys cooking for them, and that the residents seem to enjoy the breakfasts as well. The breakfast is so popular that there is a waiting list.
March’s meal was a stack of mouth-watering pancakes with a side of bacon and sausage. Michael says that he usually tries to incorporate local products in the meal, such as fresh berries or farmer’s sausage.
“It’s a real community thing as well,” Michael said.