"Pleasing residents is what drives every detail of our work." - Robert Klingebiel, Director of Dining and Nutrition Services
The Culinary Services
team has a Vision statement that is simple yet basic to the success of all our homes: "We seek to recognize and offer residents simple pleasures and to build true relationships within a friendly and welcoming environment."
The Culinary Services team delivers a high-end dining experience for all Parker residences and our Adult Day Center. The team is committed to serving the highest quality and best tasting meals to our residents, while also ensuring balanced nutrition
for optimum health. The team specializes in catering
extraordinary events, not only for our residents and participants, but also for anyone planning a party or gathering on any of our campuses.
Robert Klingebiel, Director of Dining and Nutrition Services for Parker, leads the Culinary Services team. A graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts, Klingebiel is a former restauranteur with experience as a corporate chef. He is also certified as a dietary manager and food protection professional.
Domenic Buzzerio is Senior Chef de Cuisine for all of Parker’s residences and programs. He graduated from the Academy of Culinary Arts in Mays Landing and has been with Parker for five years. Previously, he worked the The Baccanal at Caesar’s Hotel & Casino and was head of the baking department on board Clipper Cruise Line in the Caribbean. He is also a Certified Dietary Manager.
The Culinary Services team is dedicated to ensuring that each resident and participant is happy and satisfied by their dining experiences . In a recent article in Culinary Edge magazine
, Klingebiel remarked, "Pleasing residents is what drives every detail of our work. Our residents, especially at the nursing homes, often experience changes in their taste as a result of the aging process, clinical conditions or medications. They have personal flavor preferences so we want to provide them with meals they can enjoy thoroughly each and every time."
Parker has a commercial kitchen in each of our homes. All foods are made from scratch following a seasonal four-week rotating menu cycle.
We also have a Catering Menu
for the families of our residents, participants, or outside organizations, with lots of choices for small or large gatherings on all Parker campuses. To place an order for an event at Parker, please call:
- Parker at Landing Lane and Parker at River Road - Chef Rondi Aravecz at (732) 418-8629
- Parker at Monroe - Chef Jason Jankow at (732) 992-5208
- Parker at Stonegate - Chef Domenic Buzzerio at (732) 565-2504