/ Community News /
March 25, 2021
Woodstock, CT resident Andre Bouchard was recently awarded the distinction of Employee of the Month at Country Living at Westview Commons for March 2021. Bouchard has been employed as a cook at the independent and assisted living facility since September 2020 and has quickly proven his skill in the kitchen with his vast understanding and passion for creating delicious and exciting culinary cuisine.
A 2018 graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, Bouchard took full advantage of his educational offerings to fully explore regional, as well as national, cuisine styles. Driven by a hunger to further expand his knowledge and techniques, Bouchard completed internships in New Haven and Madison, Connecticut as well as in Clark, Colorado within a variety of culinary disciplines including classical French cuisine, bistro-style cuisine and Haute Mountain cuisine.
An avid outdoorsman, Bouchard enjoys hunting, hiking and fishing (fresh, salt and fly) in his spare time. He takes the concept of “locally sourced” very literally as he not only prepares and cooks his hunting and fishing bounties, but also enjoys foraging for wild produce including ramps- a species of wild onion.
“Westview Commons has allowed me to continue to explore dishes that excite me,” stated Bouchard. “I’m grateful for this recognition and I wish to extend my gratitude to my coworkers, as well as to all of the residents here at Westview Commons.”
“Andre continues to amaze us with his continuous variety of kitchen creations,” remarked Donna Copeland, Executive Director. “The level of passion that he has in regard to the culinary arts truly transcends his profession as it embodies his entire livelihood. We’re extremely grateful to have him here at Westview Commons.”
Country Living at Westview Commons is a 75-unit independent and assisted living community conveniently located in picturesque Northeastern Connecticut. Affiliated with Westview Health Care Center, a nationally-ranked nursing facility according to CMS and U.S. News and World Report for the past 13 years, Westview Commons is a 115,000 square foot catered living facility dedicated to a genuine 5-star experience including outstanding service, culinary expertise and professional in-house entertainment. Located in Dayville, CT, Westview Commons combines convenience, tranquility and comfort; providing a lifestyle that seniors deserve.