FutureCare’s Cherrywood Facility Wins First Place in “Taste of the Town” Competition, Defeats Local Restaurants

Nursing homes are not usually known for their fine cuisine. That's why everyone was surprised to hear that the areas top nursing home facility, FutureCare Cherrywood, took home first prize at the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce ninth annual "Taste of the Town" Competition. Guests at the event included Del. Jon Cardin and Councilwoman Vicki Almond. Partial proceeds from the event, which drew close to 200 people, benefited the Reisterstown Community Crisis Center.

FutureCare Cherrywood's Fiesta Herb-encrusted chicken and Chocolate Bread Pudding with coffee cream sauce beat out dishes from popular neighborhood restaurants.

"Winning this competition is a success for Cherrywood on a variety of levels," says FutureCare president Gary Attman. "At Cherrywood and all our facilities, we go above and beyond to deliver top quality for residents. A great nursing home is more than doctors and medicine. It's about maintaining an excellent quality of life."

FutureCare Cherrywood has always strived for excellence in food service. They use local products and have a resident garden club which grows over 28 varieties of vegetables. With this win, Cherrywood is officially one of the best places to dine in town, and the staff couldn't be more thrilled.

"Our administrator and staff at Cherrywood really focus on pleasing the residents as staff would at a fine hotel," Attman says. "Because of all this, I can't say I'm surprised to hear that Cherrywood won. Though I'm delighted the facility is finally getting the recognition it deserves."

Read more about the award here and here.