Atria Darien to hold corn challenge Chef Showdown against First County Bank VP

Carrington Park, Director of Culinary Services for Atria Darien, a local senior living community, has challenged First County Bank Vice President Mark Rosenbloom in a cooking competition as part of Atria Senior Living’s annual company-wide Chef Showdown. Similar events will take place at Atria communities across the U.S. and Canada throughout July, which is National Culinary Arts Month.

Park and Rosenbloom will go head-to-head in a cooking showdown on July 20 at 11:30 a.m. at Atria Darien. There’s only one rule: all recipes require a summertime staple ingredient – corn. The competition will be judged by a panel of residents and leaders in the local community. Among them will be Kirsten Reinhardt, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, which features the current exhibit, “Maize: The Mysteries of an Ancient Grain.” The winner will receive bragging rights for at least one year. Atria Darien residents and family members, local news media and the general public are invited to attend.

Atria Senior Living has earned a reputation for culinary experiences that are nutritious, creative and delightful for the residents and families we serve. We also believe people belong together. That’s why we continuously look for partnerships and opportunities that allow our residents to engage with the broader community outside the walls of our buildings – with the goal of creating fun, rewarding events for everyone involved.    

Attendees must RSVP by July 18.

For more information about the Chef Showdown, contact Engage Life Director Beth Blake at 203.989.2414 or For more information about Atria Darien, call 203.989.2414 or visit