MAULDIN, SC (Aug. 17, 2020) – Greenville’s award-winning Master Chef Victor Singleton has spent the past 25 years creating extraordinary experiences at some of the area’s finest dining establishments. Today, as the new executive chef at Maple Brook Terrace Retirement Community in Mauldin, he is preparing to start a culinary revolution for the senior residents at the brand-new community that opened its doors on Monday, August 17, 2020.
For decades, residents of retirement communities had few dining options consisting mainly of limited menus of bland foods served banquet-style three times a day. Recently, there’s been a seismic shift at some of the more pioneering communities across the country, which are now offering resort-style living with 24/7 dining experiences featuring homemade meals with fresh local ingredients that appeal to discerning tastes and various lifestyle preferences such as low-fat, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and more. Residents can also enjoy delicious sandwiches, salads, soups and more from the community’s Bistro menu around-the-clock.
Born in Pickens, South Carolina, and raised in Greenville, Chef Singleton has run the kitchens of many local favorites including Seasons Café and Catering, the Greenville Country Club, Restaurant “O”, Currant Thymes, and Holly Tree Country Club, while also teaching future chefs at The Virginia College and The Culinary Institute of the Carolinas at Greenville Tech.
So why turn from traditional dining to the world of retirement? According to Chef Singleton, he realized it was an excellent opportunity to share his passion for food with a group that would appreciate his attention to detail and the care he puts into each and every meal. “Age shouldn’t be an excuse to deliver a subpar product, rather it’s opportunity to provide our residents with great looking, tasting, smelling and even sounding food.”
“Residents at Maple Brook Terrace are in for a real treat as Chef Singleton plans to make each meal an artistic masterpiece — seasonal recipes that will exploit the best of Greenville’s fresh local ingredients,” said Carol Babbitt, executive director, Maple Brook Terrace Retirement Community. “For the many locals who have been wondering where Chef Singleton went, the answer is simple: to lead a culinary revolution at our wonderful new community.”
For more information about Maple Brook Terrace, please visit www.MapleBrookTerrace.com. Both virtual and in-person tours can be reserved in advance by calling (864) 428-8191 or emailing MapleBrook@sunshineret.com.
About Maple Brook Terrace Retirement Community
Located at 150 Verdin Road in Mauldin, Maple Brook Terrace is on track to complete construction in early spring 2020. As part of the Sunshine Retirement Living, a family-owned business based in Bend, Oregon, with approximately 30 senior living communities across the country, Maple Brook Terrace will offer best-in-class, all-inclusive, and resort-style retirement living. Located close to nearby shopping and entertainment centers, the meticulously designed community will encompass approximately 150,000 square feet of living and communal space. Amenities will include 24/7 gourmet dining, friendly and helpful concierge service, weekly housekeeping, and on-call apartment maintenance with all utilities included in an affordable monthly rent. Residents will also enjoy a wellness/fitness center, library/computer room, game room, chapel, private and casual dining rooms, coffee bistro, arts studio, reserved parking, theater, and beauty salon/barber shop – all conveniently located on-site.
The community’s residential wings will be located on each of the three floors, and include spacious and modern studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom options. Well-appointed kitchens will boast white cabinets, quality granite countertops, and island bars. Warm wood-plank vinyl flooring with acoustic underlay and lush carpeting will work together to reduce sound for optimal comfort. Most apartments will also feature private balconies for residents to enjoy the outdoor vistas.
About Sunshine Retirement Living
Based in Bend, Ore., Sunshine Retirement Living manages 32 retirement communities across the United States, offering senior apartments, independent living, assisted living and memory care. A family-owned business with more than 20 years in the senior housing industry, Sunshine Retirement Living’s mission is to be the preferred senior living provider offering value, choice and independence while promoting health and social interaction that exceeds residents’ expectations and enriches the lives of both residents and staff. By providing meals, housekeeping, activities, transportation, utilities and in-house management staff, Sunshine Retirement Living continues to build an unparalleled community feeling in each property. For more information, visit www.SunshineRet.com or connect socially.