Purchase, New York – (April 4, 2023) – 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. LCS has been rated best in customer satisfaction with independent senior living communities 4 years in a row by J.D. Power. For more information, visit Broadview online.
Broadview Senior Living is a university-based retirement community located on the Purchase College, SUNY campus in Purchase, New York, a part of Westchester County. The design for Broadview hinges on lifelong learning and intergenerational friendships, as residents will be able to audit courses and attend performances, lectures, events, and more, all on the Purchase College campus. Broadview will comprise 220 living apartments and villas for seniors ages 62 and older, as well as offer assisted living apartments and memory care suites on-site. Broadview is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in Fall 2023. For more information, visit https://broadviewseniorliving.org/.
About Purchase College, SUNY
Purchase College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) network of 64 universities and colleges, was founded in 1967 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller. His aspiration for Purchase was to create a dynamic campus that combined conservatory training in the visual and performing arts with programs in the liberal arts and sciences, in order to inspire an appreciation for both intellectual and artistic talents in all students. Today, Purchase College, SUNY is a community of students, faculty, and friends where open-minded engagement with the creative process leads to a lifetime of intellectual growth and professional opportunity. For more information about the College, visit www.purchase.edu.
About Life Care Services®
Life Care Services, an LCS Company, has the experience required to boost community financial performance, increase occupancy, and develop new lifestyle and health initiatives to meet consumer expectations and help communities thrive. With a long track record of excellence, Life Care Services sets itself apart from other senior living companies with its unique, comprehensive portfolio of support services. Life Care Services is the nation’s second-largest operator of senior living communities and has expertise in the management of both Life Plan and Rental communities. From independent living to assisted living, skilled nursing to memory care, at Life Care Services, Experience Is Everything. For more information, visit lifecareservicesLCS.com.