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Valley View, A Dining and Catering Destination in Belleville

Sautéed duck breast with pomegranate and Thai chili sauce; leeks and garlic horse radish cream sauce on grilled filet mignon medallions; elk Swedish meatballs with cherries.  Are these menu selections from a new restaurant?  Not exactly.   It’s the trend in senior living dining that gives new meaning to the word “retirement.”  

Valley View Retirement Community is quickly becoming a dining and catering destination where the Cura Hospitality culinary team offers its creative food and hospitality services to a number of meetings, gatherings and special events.  

The most recent was a "Business After Hours" of the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce where more than 150 attendees enjoyed a unique culinary experience!   “We are proud of our culinary team and the talent they showcased to the business leaders of the Belleville community,” says Diana Cox, Cura general manager of dining services.

Jeri Schwartz, a chamber member, states "This has been the best chamber event I have been to in my 14 years of being a member…it is going to be hard for anyone to beat Valley View’s event.”   

Cura’s culinary expertise goes beyond serving residents unique, farm-fresh food.  “Our culinary team rivals some of the top restaurants in our region.  The average person does not expect that from a retirement community, “says Ms. Cox.

In fact, menu offerings such as lamb stew, fresh corn salad, beef wellington and crab cakes are what residents at Valley View enjoy.  “We will serve these items during special events, but also prepare many unique offerings that are always fresh and made-from-scratch.   The trend in senior living food service is to align with current food and hospitality trends.  We then adapt to the guests we serve in order to satisfy culturally diverse palates,” says Ms. Cox. 

A big thank you to the organizers of this event, along with the culinary team members from Valley View and Cura who created an event to remember! 

In addition to Diana Cox, kudos to the following Valley View team members: Ethan Lightner, sous chef; AnnaMary Yoder, supervisor of nutrition services; Barb Hostetler, server; Nan Yeater, residential services; Marge Armstrong, secretary to the CEO; Amanda Hetrick, assistant director of nutrition services; and Kelly Esh, director of volunteers.

Valley View was also fortunate to have the culinary support of Cura's Chad Calissie, chef; and Jeff Freshwater, director of dining services who both hail from the Sisters of St. Joseph in Wheeling, WV.



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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