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Avenidas Partners with New Cafe Operator & Re-Launches The Redwood by Chef Julien in October
Open to the Public for Breakfast and Lunch M-F, 8am-3pm with Discounts for Avenidas Members
(September 23, 2022, Palo Alto, CA)–After Covid closed the doors to both Avenidas and the original Redwood Cafe in March 2020, Avenidas is now re-opening the restaurant with Chef Julien Cellier, a graduate of the Vatel Institute in Paris, France. Chef Julien has over 15 years of experience in the food industry, from catering, to cafes, to a Michelin distinguished restaurant and International hotels. With a menu of coffee and pastries in the morning to salads, soups and sandwiches in the afternoon, and a variety of take-home dinner entrees, people will find unique and delicious choices at the Redwood.
“Avenidas is delighted to have such a passionate foodie as Chef Julien making fresh, delicious and reasonably priced meals for older adults and the community. Everything is served with a French flair–from homemade crepes filled with fruit to Quiche Lorraine studded with bacon and cheese.”Avenidas President and CEO Amy Yotopoulos
“Quality, innovation, creativity and guest satisfaction are my fundamental values,” states Chef Julien. “The art of hospitality and customer service are in my DNA, and my cuisine and cooking style have been inspired by many travels around the world, across the five continents and many different experiences,” he recalls.
Starting on October 3, the café will be open to the public Monday–Friday, 8am–3pm. Avenidas members will save 10% on all purchases. Currently, the community may already order prepared dinners from a list of Chef Julien’s Weekly Specials to pick up from Avenidas and take home and enjoy. Orders must be submitted by the Sunday before the start of a new week. Visit www.avenidas.org/cafe for more info and to see the daily menu. To order any Weekly Specials, visit Chef Julien’s site at https://chefjulienpaloalto.square.site/.
Avenidas has been providing programs and services to help older adults on the mid-Peninsula stay active, safe and connected since 1969. Whether seniors require rides to the doctor’s office, counseling sessions, or tech assistance, or if they want to learn a new language, take an exercise class, and make new friends, Avenidas is here for them. We are the #1 Resource for older adults and their families. We operate two Adult Enrichment Centers, one at 450 Bryant Street, one at Cubberley, and an adult day health care center in Mountain View. www.avenidas.org
Vice-President Marketing & Communications
About Chef Julien
Julien Cellier is the owner/founder and executive chef of Chef Julien. In addition to his involvement with Avenidas at The Redwood, Chef Julien offers full custom catering services that bring raves from party goers. He also provides Private Chef services in your home so you can enjoy a worry-free, privileged and unique culinary experience with your guests. As a Corporate Chef, he manages day-to-day kitchen operations, handles food costing and inventory, develops menus and more. He even provides Meal Delivery services, bringing his modern fine dining straight to your door, with ingredients that are sourced daily. Gift cards are also available for purchase on his site. https://chefjulienpaloalto.square.site/
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Contact: Kari Martell
Avenidas Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Non-Profit Senior Services Agency Avenidas Surveying Mid-Peninsula Residents for Insight into their Needs
(September 2, 2022, Palo Alto, CA) Avenidas is pleased to announce that they are conducting a comprehensive Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults. Postcards inviting residents of Atherton, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, and Stanford to take the survey were sent to over 12,000 people chosen randomly.
Those residents received a written survey a week later as a follow-up. Then, on September 2, 2022, all residents 60+ will be able to complete the survey by visiting Avenidas’ website at www.avenidas.org.
From the May 6 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly, pages 29-34.
The seven Lifetimes of Achievement honorees were interviewed about the ways they’ve given their time and energy to break barriers and improve the lives of those in their communities and beyond. Their volunteer efforts helped make our neighborhoods and communities more welcoming places to live.
To celebrate them, join the special garden party on Sunday, May 15 from 3 to 5pm. Tickets include appetizers, wine and music.