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Sweets, Treats and Amazing Eats

February 4, 2014

Baker’s toques and rolling pins were the order of the day on Thursday, January 30, 2014 as Westview Health Care Center in Dayville hosted its first annual Employee Sweets, Treats, and Amazing Eats Bake-Off. Participating employees entered their best culinary creations in a number of delicious categories including Pastries and Tarts; Brownies, Blondies and Bars; Cookies and Cupcakes; and Breads and Stuffed Breads.

Entries for the Judges Rolling Pin Award were judged on flavor, consistency, and presentation by a panel of local, celebrity judges. The lucky taste-testers included Sammie Miller from Soleil and Suns Bakery; Brian Lewis from Fabulous Caterers/Jessica Tuesdays; Ian Farquhar from Grill 37; Christina Anderson from Victoria Station Café; Allan Granberg from Bella’s Bistro; James Martin from 85 Main Restaurant; and Bill Abbott, chef of Westview’s self-proclaimed “Patisserie.”

“I was really impressed with the quality of the entries,” said chef Ian Farquhar in between bites of a Butter Brickle Cupcake. “You can tell that Westview’s employees really put their best efforts forward in everything they do.”

Employees also vied for the People’s Spatula Award, which was judged by Westview employees.

Winning entries for both awards were:

    Judges Rolling Pin Award
  • Pastries and Tarts

    Louise Taylor, Pistachio Honey Rolls
  • Brownies, Blondies and Bars

    Bonnie Deojay, Cream Cheese Squares
  • Cookies and Cupcakes

    Dyann Ferraro and Crystal Murray, Butter Brickle Cupcakes
  • Breads and Stuffed Breads

    Jill Blain, Pepperoni Bread

  • People’s Spatula Award
  • Pastries and Tarts

    Eric Johnson, Baklava
  • Brownies, Blondies and Bars

    Deb Russell, Next Best Thing to Reeses
  • Cookies and Cupcakes

    James Kellaway, Lunchbox Cupcakes
  • Breads and Stuffed Breads

    Adam Bumpus, Lemon Zucchini Bread with Lemon Glaze

“This was a fun event,” commented Westview employee Eric Johnson, who works in the facility’s Maintenance Department and captured 1st prize for his entry of baklava. “You get a chance to see the hidden talents and different skills of your co-workers.”

First prize winners received $50 gift cards from Soleil and Suns in Woodstock; Grill 37 in Pomfret; Victoria Station Café, 85 Main, Jessica Tuesdays, and Bella’s Bistro – all in Putnam; and Bed, Bath and Beyond in Dayville.

Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing inpatient facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit and an Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center. Westview is proud to have received such accolades as US News and World Report America’s Best, Consumer Reports Top 10 Connecticut Nursing Facility rating and Health Grades 5-Star Top Ranking.

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