chefs seniors

Executive chef and food-service professional John O'Neill, of Arlington, has opened a Chefs for Seniors franchise that takes the stress and guesswork out of meal planning for older adults.

The company's locally based professional chefs prepare affordable meals for the week in the home using the freshest ingredients, while offering a fun interactive experience for elderly clientele. Menus are fully customizable, reflecting the food preferences and dietary concerns of the individual client.

"We are not just dropping food off," O'Neill said in a news release. "Chefs for Seniors works in the homes of people who need help or are tired of cooking. Knowing that I am helping my clients continue to enjoy their freedom and independence is the most fulfilling part of my work."

With 95 percent of seniors reporting that they want to remain in their homes as they age and the senior population in the U.S. expected to increase 30 percent between 2020 and 2030, the demand is growing for services that enable the elderly to remain independent.

Longtime restaurant owner Barrett Allman started the original location of Chefs for Seniors in 2013. In addition to the Arlington area, the company also has locations in six other states.

"We are excited to begin offering the service in the Boston metro area and believe this will help us reach even more seniors needing help with meals and wanting companionship. Over the last five years, we've proven this service fills a need for our clients and provides great opportunities for chefs," Chefs for Seniors founder Allman said in the release.

For more information, contact John O'Neill, the local Chefs for Seniors franchise owner, at 781-664-3542.

This news announcement was published Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.