Glen Eddy Senior Living Hosts Celebrity Chef and Cooking Channel’s “Spice Goddess” Bal Arneson

Glen Eddy Senior Living Hosts Celebrity Chef and  Cooking Channel’s “Spice Goddess” Bal ArnesonGlen Eddy, a premier senior living community and affiliate of St. Peter’s Health Partners, recently hosted Chef Bal Arnesonon September 4 as part of Morrison Senior Living’s Celebrity Chef Series. Bal, star of the Cooking Channel’s and Food Network Canada’s program, Spice Goddess, drew in more than 80 current and prospective residents with an outside cooking demonstration and specially prepared lunch centered on the flavors of India.

Focused on fresh wholesome ingredients with herbs and exotic spices, Chef Bal’s demonstration included her famous No Butter Chicken, Lentils and Lentil Cookies. During her presentation, Chef Bal captivated the audience through her approach of showing how every cook can achieve and enhance the flavor of their dishes with just “a pinch of this” and that, and some other simple techniques.

“At Glen Eddy, programs like the Celebrity Chef Series are central to our mission of providing exceptional experiences for our residents,” said Vice President of Eddy Senior Living Communities at St. Peter’s Health Partners Scott Flagel. “Chef Bal’s energy and presentation provided the perfect blend of education and excitement, drawing in our residents and showcasing vibrant Indian cuisine in an accessible format.”

In addition to her work as a food personality, Chef Bal recently returned from Singapore following a promotional tour for Oprah and Steven Spielberg’s recently released movie – The Hundred-Foot Journey for which she served as the head culinary consultant for the film’s vibrant and flavorful menu.

“The Chef Bal event at Glen Eddy reflects our ongoing efforts to bring engaging offerings to our communities,” said Morrison Senior Living President Kevin Svagdis. “The passion and exuberance Chef Bal brings to her cooking is representative of our entire Celebrity Chef Series and commitment to bringing healthy and flavorful meals to seniors. Glen Eddy’s partnership on this event underscores their focus on creative and unique program opportunities for their community members.”

About Morrison Senior Living

Glen Eddy Senior Living Hosts Celebrity Chef and  Cooking Channel’s “Spice Goddess” Bal ArnesonMorrison Senior Living, a member of Compass Group®, is the nation’s only company exclusively dedicated to providing food, nutrition and hospitality services to the senior living industry.  Morrison has over 150 registered dietitians, 200 executive chefs, 400 hospitality associates and 7,000 professional food service team members. Actively committed to fostering ways to enjoy great-tasting, healthy food through socially responsible practices and superior customer service, the Atlanta-based company serves more than 450 senior living clients in 41 states, including some of the largest and most prominent senior living communities in the United States. Visit for more information.

About St. Peter’s Health Partners

The region’s largest private-sector employer, St. Peter’s Health Partners employs more than 12,500 employees, with more than 170 locations across seven counties. The system has an annual budget of nearly $1.3 billion. St. Peter’s Health Partners was created on October 1, 2011 by the merger of St. Peter’s Health Care Services, Northeast Health, and Seton Health. The merger created the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; as well as The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice. SPHP also includes St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates, a non-profit, physician-governed, multi-specialty group that is a full affiliate corporation of SPHP. With more than 350 practitioners, SPHP Medical Associates is one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician group practices. For more information, please visit