Westlake Meals on Wheels clients enjoy chef-prepared meals

Lakewood Country Club sous chef Geoffrey Sowl worked with the staff of Westlake Meals on Wheels and helped prepare special meals for the organization's clients.

A simple request to have a chef come and visit our program and work with our staff at Westlake Meals on Wheels has turned into a gift that keeps on giving! Christopher Hampton, Lakewood Country Club's general manager, embraced the concept of providing a guest chef and ran with the idea.  

Not only did Lakewood Country Club provide two guest chefs when chefs Geoffrey Gus and Geoffrey Sowl visited our Meals on Wheels facility and worked with our cooks, they also donated the food and prepared the meals!

On Dec. 20, Lakewood Country Club provided the 67 Meals on Wheels clients with a hot meal consisting of roasted turkey a la king, vegetable medley and cheddar mashed potatoes as well as a cold meal consisting of a trio salad platter of tuna, chicken and egg salad and mixed greens with a side of fresh fruit and finished off with a peppermint trifle.

Earlier this fall, chefs Gus and Sowl provided the first feast for the Meals on Wheels clients and Christopher Hampton hopes to be able to provide meals three to four times a year. 

The partnership between Lakewood Country Club and Westlake Meals on Wheels has exceeded our expectations. Lakewood Country Club can provide dishes that go beyond the limits of what we can provide as a nonprofit. It is truly a treat for our clients. What a wonderful way to give back to the community!

Wendi Schwartz

Executive Director of Westlake Meals on Wheels

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 9:37 AM, 01.09.2018