Broadview’s New Director of
Food and Beverage is Top Chef
Stephen V. Mandracchia
Broadview at Purchase has hired Stephen V. Mandracchia, a chef who has worked in some of the most prestigious clubs, hotels and restaurants, as its new Director of Food and Beverage.
The Mamaroneck native, who started his career in the family’s commercial seafood business, has more than 25 years of experience as an executive chef and director of food and beverage.
“We are excited to welcome Chef Stephen Mandracchia to Broadview at Purchase where our residents will enjoy his culinary talents,’’ said Purchase at Broadview Executive Director Ashley Wade. “Stephen is an amazing chef who has worked in some of the top kitchens. We are very lucky to have him.’’
Broadview at Purchase is a university-based retirement community on the campus of the State University of New York at Purchase. Scheduled to open in the fall, Broadview at Purchase champions intergenerational connections and lifelong learning.
Located on a 40-acre site on campus with walking and exercise trails, Broadview will offer a wealth of amenities, including a swimming pool, fitness center, movie theatre, spa and salon, dining venues, and on-site health center, among other features. Mandracchia’s expertise is reflective of the experience Broadview residents will receive.
Introduced at an early age to some extraordinary chefs including the late Anthony Bourdain, Mandracchia said his passion for food, hospitality, and service led him to work at The Mayflower and Watergate Hotels in Washington DC, where he apprenticed under Chefs Agostino Buggio and the Late Chef Jean Louis Paladin.
Upon returning to New York, he became known for his progressive cuisine and business acumen. He was granted membership to the prestigious formal French culinary societies Les amis D’ Escoffier and La chaine de Rotissiuers. There he was also ranked as one of the top 25 Ice Sculptors and Food Artists in America. He has appeared on The Apprentice, Good Day New York and Good Morning America and has been featured in numerous culinary and print media. He is a recipient of three NY Times stars, The Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, and Michelin Designation.
Broadview is being co-developed by Senior Care Development, LLC and LCS Development, LLC, and will be operated by Life Care Services®. LCS has over 50 years of senior living and housing experience and manages over 140 senior living communities nationwide.
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