Absolut Care of Aurora Park is pleased to announce that Executive Chef John Burden CEC, has been accepted into the American Academy of Chefs®. He will be inducted as an Academy Fellow at the 2015 Cook.Craft.Create Convention & Show this August in Orlando, Florida.
In 2000 he was named Chef of the Year by The American Culinary Federation (ACF) of Greater Buffalo, and in 2014 The Council of Food Service Associations of Western New York awarded John the Silver Medal of Achievement and Exemplary Service.
Chef Burden is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, and has worked at Absolut Care since September 2014. “John has been a wonderful asset to our team”, commented Kirsten Whittemore, Administrator Absolut Care of Aurora Park. “His innovative twist on our menus has made our residents feel like they are dining in their favorite restaurant.”
Chef Burden truly enjoys his experience at Absolut Care, spending time in the dining room at meal time and chatting with the residents. “It’s a different atmosphere from cooking anywhere else,” commented Burden. “I really get a lot of satisfaction from the smiles on the resident’s faces and making them happy one meal at a time.”