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Senior-living dining team celebrates Oktoberfest with residents

The dining team at Watercress Winter Park served Kartoffelsuppe (German potato soup), Wiener Schnitzel with lemon butter sauce, warm pretzels and more as part of a special Oktoberfest meal.
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Residents at Watercress Winter Park Assisted Living and Memory Care in Vero Beach Fla., were treated to an Oktoberfest event put on by the dining team.

Led by Senior Executive Chef Nathan Shifflett, the dining team served Kartoffelsuppe (German potato soup), Wiener Schnitzel with lemon butter sauce, warm pretzels, grilled bratwurst, weisswurst and knockwurst served with apfelkraut, For dessert, residents had a choice of German chocolate cake or apple strudel.

The dining team also dressed up in Oktoberfest attire and residents enjoyed German music during the meal. This is the third year the dining team has celebrated Oktoberfest.

"At Watercrest Winter Park, we focus on celebrating these occasions which bring joy and connection to our residents," Mary Ann Howell, senior executive director of Watercrest Winter Park, said in a statement. "Chef Nathan is truly gifted in his ability to create a multi-sensory experience for our residents with his culinary talent and enthusiasm."

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