Staff Report

Members of the volunteer group Team Chumash, which included food and beverage staff from the Chumash Casino Resort, prepared and served a special dinner for more than 40 people at the Buellton Senior Center’s monthly Senior Dinner on Feb. 26.  

The chefs prepared a three-course meal with a first course of a baby spinach salad with avocado, butternut squash, Italian pancetta, pecorino and apple cider dressing. The second course was a stew of braised beef, cremini mushrooms, bright green peas and carrots on homemade pappardelle noodles, served with a large, fresh-baked roll on each plate. Dessert was a freshly baked apple turnover with homemade cinnamon ice cream.

Helping make everything go smoothly during the evening were Senior Center board president Irene Covington, who greeted everyone and checked them in as they arrived, and Executive Director Pam Gnekow. Also helping were staffers Linda Linton, Jim Nichols, Miro Sixto, Gracie Love and Rick Nichols.