Riderwood's Cream and Vegetable Crab Soup to be Served at President Obama Inaugural Gala

 SILVER SPRING, MD (January 11, 2013) - Riderwood retirement community's Cream and Vegetable Crab Soup will be served January 20 at a President Obama Inaugural Gala hosted by the Delaware, Maryland and New York State Societies of Washington, D.C. The Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The more than 300 invited guests will include elected officials, friends of the states, and guests from all corners of the globe. Riderwood chefs will serve the soup to attendees. "We are honored to be a part of President Obama's Inauguration festivities," said Riderwood's Executive Chef Victor Cirrincione. "We will do our best to make sure guests at the Inaugural Gala have a memorable culinary experience." Riderwood has won the prestigious Judge's Choice Award for Vegetable Crab Soup in the yearly Crab Soup Cook-Off held at the Maryland Seafood Festival. In addition, Riderwood has won People's Choice Awards in the same category. The Dining Services team at Riderwood is composed of 600 employees who, under the direction of Magdy Mishraky, comprise an operation of 18 on-campus restaurants featuring a wide variety of dining experiences from formal to casual for residents. The Dining Services team also includes a catering group that creates menus and prepares appetizers, meals and deserts for special events such as wedding receptions and private parties.