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Dining Expo serves up something for everyone

Semi-annual food event attracts over 500 people

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April 24th, 2012
Charlestown, the Erickson Living community off of Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville, is well-known for its exceptional carefree lifestyle. But perhaps one of the best kept secrets of this popular community is the outstanding cuisine served up daily in all six on-site restaurants. But that all changed after the community held its first semi-annual Food and Dining Expo this spring.

Fun day for food

Over 500 people turned out to get a glimpse of what s cooking inside Charlestown s kitchens. Guests watched cooking demonstrations; sampled a variety of different entrees, side dishes, and salads prepared on the spot by Charlestown chefs; and had the opportunity to learn about healthy eating options through free seminars like Shape up Your Plate and My Nutrition conducted by Charlestown s own certified dietitians. We were thrilled with the response we received for our first show, says Scott Woods, assistant director of dining services at Charlestown. The feedback was very positive. It was a great opportunity to celebrate our exceptional dining program here at Charlestown, provide nutrition education, and allow our vendors to exhibit their wares. Charlestown neighbors Alice Dasch and Virginia Shaw agreed that at the next dining expo they would come hungry. There were so many delicious goodies to sample, they said in unison. We re constantly striving to provide the freshest, most healthy and delicious menu options to residents, Woods adds. This event was a great way to show exactly how we re doing just that.