Professional Chef at Avamere Community Creates Work of Art With Food

Resume includes working with Gordon Ramsay

Myrna Casden, Director of Culinary Services at Avamere at Cascadia Village

One chef at Avamere at Cascadia Village, an independent and assisted living community in Sandy, Oregon, creates beautiful and delicious food for events and everyday meals.

Myrna Casden, Director of Culinary Services, has a passion for decorating, cooking, and baking. Her work is truly a piece of art from the décor to the plating to the delicious food.

“I love when we have an event. I can put in my creativity. I can do it from A to Z,” Casden said, as she shared how she enjoys planning events, setting up, and preparing the food.

Before joining Avamere at Cascadia Village, Casden worked at The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas, where she had the opportunity to work with Gordon Ramsay at a chef convention in 2008. Together, they made Casden’s favorite dish: shrimp salad with yogurt dressing.

Today at Avamere at Cascadia Village, Casden creates food displays admired by residents, staff, and anyone who attends their community events.

Casden displayed a live fish for their community Luau, which she said the residents loved. Her menu features food from all over the world, including Asia, Germany, the Middle East, and more. Casden also prepared snacks and cookies for a recent visit from the Avamere Family of Companies CEO, Rick Miller.

During his visit, Miller asked Casden what she needed in her kitchen. Casden expressed her desire for new floors. Her thoughts were heard and, within days, several people visited the community to bid on the job to regrout and replace the kitchen floor where needed.

“Avamere listens to their employees,” Casden expressed.

Visit Avamere at Cascadia Village in Sandy, Oregon, or attend one of their events open to the local community to see the food displays the residents and staff enjoy.

About the Avamere Family of Companies

Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care, and more. Today Avamere’s diverse companies operate in over 250 locations across 19 states with over 8,800 employees. Avamere is proud to be considered one of Oregon’s most admired companies as they continue to serve their valued patients and residents. For more information, please visit avamere.com.

Avamere Family of Companies
25115 SW Parkway Ave, Suite B
​Wilsonville, OR 97070

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Source: Avamere Health Services


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Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care and more.

Avamere Health Services
25115 SW Parkway Ave, Suite B
Wilsonville, OR 97070
United States