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Fresh Harvest Restaurant Reopens to the Public at Laurel View Village

The Fresh Harvest Restaurant, managed by Cura at Laurel View Village in Davidsville, PA, will celebrate a private grand re-opening and ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday April 27th beginning at 5 p.m. boasting its new contemporary look, a full menu featuring freshly-made entrees and a chef’s demonstration area where guests enjoy live cooking! Fresh Harvest will open to the public the next day, Friday, April 28th.

According to Laurel View Village CEO Michelle Rassler, “Fresh Harvest delivers a unique, five-star dining experience in senior living – as well to the Davidsville community! We are taking the top trends from the restaurant and hospitality industries and adapting to the guests we serve! Creative, fresh foods and innovative concepts such as The Chef’s Table culinary demonstration area will position us for successful and memorable dining experiences! “

The grand opening also marks Fresh Harvest’s first catered special event to the Greater Somerset and Cambria County Chamber of Commerce where business leaders, local dignitaries and government officials will enjoy select menu options designed and freshly prepared by Cura Executive Chef Jaime Jones.

Attendees will enjoy a Southwest chicken salad, Fresh Harvest pasta sauté, penne shrimp and broccoli sauté, brown sugar glazed salmon, and house-made desserts including brownie cheesecake bites, eclair, and triple berry layer torte.

The Laurel View Village culinary team features two individual with a passion for food and creating unique culinary experiences.  A 2002 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Culinary Arts graduate, Chef Jaime studied abroad at the Italian Institute of Culinary for Foreigners in Costigliole d'Asti, Italy. Chef Jaime performed an externship and later served the historical Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, NC. She also spent four years at Nemacolin Resort & Spa, a five-star resort, where she learned and studied under acclaimed chefs!

“I’m very excited to offer my culinary talents to Fresh Harvest, especially during the culinary demonstrations at The Chef’s Table within the restaurant. Residents and guests will be entertained as they learn how I prepare menu options while receiving an education on seasonal foods and learning about the latest trends in the food industry, “says Chef Jaime.

Cura Sous Chef Zeno Zimmer brings a unique 15-year combination of culinary and healthcare experience to the residents of Laurel View Village! A U.S. Navy Veteran and licensed nurse, Chef Zeno served as the executive chef for the Green Gables Restaurant in Jennerstown, PA. Chef Zeno gained additional experience at the former Philadelphia world famous French restaurant Le Bec Fin and the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

Fresh Harvest Restaurant is open daily to the public from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for lunch and dinner; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Enjoy freshly made daily specials or order from our in-house bakery. Chef’s Table is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday during dinner.

· WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
· WHERE: Fresh Harvest Restaurant located on the Laurel View Village campus, 1600 Cambridge Drive, Davidsville, PA 15928

Cura is a highly responsive and innovative dining services and hospitality provider dedicated to a mission of Enhancing Life Around Great Food. Cura serves over 50 senior living communities and hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region. Cura’s culinary, guest service and clinical professionals provide hospitality and clinical care to more than 20,000 residents, patients and guests each day. For more information, visit




Grace Zarnas-Hoyer, Cura Hospitality Manager of Public Relations

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