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LONGMEADOW, MA— Ruth’s House, the assisted living residence at JGS Lifecare, is pleased to announce the appointment of Samantha Panniello as Dining Services Coordinator. As an experienced executive and catering chef, her culinary achievements bring a new dimension to the assisted living residence’s signature kosher dining and banquet menus.

15_Samantha PannielloFrom Springfield, Panniello brings over ten years of experience to Ruth’s House. Formally trained at the Connecticut Culinary Institute where she was recognized for excellence and graduated at the top of her class, it wasn’t long before she was leading others in the kitchen. She worked as a chef for both Springfield College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, before becoming kitchen manager of The Federal in Agawam and Vinted in West Hartford Connecticut, where she was named Head Chef. While at Vinted, the restaurant received a rave review by the New York Times, praised for “rich tastes on small plates.” Panniello also landed an executive chef position at Lego in Enfield, Connecticut, and most recently served as head chef of Marketplace/Back Street Bistro in Springfield.

“We’re proud to welcome Samantha to coordinate our dining services. She brings tremendous talent, enthusiasm, and experience to our culinary team,” says Joelle Tedeschi, executive director, Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence. “Our residents are in for a treat,” she added.

Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence offers gracious family-style kosher dining in an elegant setting. Well-balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner selections are served daily. A nearby private function room provides a comfortable area for special family events. To learn more about the assisted living residence and the wide range of lifecare services JGS Lifecare offers, please visit online at JGSLifecare.org.