Dining News

Welcome Forefront, our new Culinary & Nutrition Services company.

The Forefront Culinary & Nutrition Team is proud to be a partner with Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center!

Forefront is culinary and support services company specializing in senior living communities and healthcare.

Our purpose is to prepare wholesome, nourishing food and maintain clean, safe and comfortable environments that enhance the lives of our seniors, families and community staff.


Randall Hand

Executive Chef

Randall Hand is Valley View Rehab & Nursing Centers Executive Chef.  With his culinary degree from Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, Georgia and over 14 years of cooking experience Randall is creating menus that are enjoyable and beneficial to our residents using seasonal ingredients.

He also ensures the highest of standards in supporting wellness programs for both residents and staff.



We are also happy to announce that Nicole Tagge, RD, LDN, has accepted the position of Clinical Nutrition Director and will remain a critical part of the Valley View Family.

Nicole Tagge RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Director, Forefront

Signature Programs

We make eating healthy educational, fun and delicious!

Offering fresh, delicious, healthy menu items is critical in supporting wellness programs for both residents and staff. Better living features information to support a variety of health concerns and trends.

  • Diabetes Management
  • Heart Health
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Better Mood
  • Improved Memory
  • Weight Loss/Gain
  • And more?

November Visiting China

China has a food reputation built upon centuries of flavors, character unchanged by war and revolution. Gastronomic fans may coin China as the Kingdom of Cuisine.

Five spice powder, a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Sichuan peppercorns, finds its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Previously it was believed that the mixture would cultivate internal harmony by uniting the five main flavors: sweet, sour, pungent, bitter, and salty. The balanced flavors aligned with the five main elements (earth, fire, water, metal, and wood), helping one achieve balance in mind and body.

China Crossword Puzzle

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The enjoyment of fresh seasonal fruit and staying hydrated! The Wellspring program offers a base of recipes with a seasonal twist year-round. Along with the increasing water intake, each recipe host a variety of healthy fruits, vegetables and herbs that supports the immune system and overall wellness.

Autumn Featured Infused Waters

Previous Events


Food from our recent Memorial Garden Unveiling. The Veggies & Dip Platter had peppers and tomatoes from our raised vegetable garden beds. Residents who love gardening have the opportunity to help plant and maintain the plants while exercising their green thumbs.











Fruit sparklers were served as a 4th of July treat and were made of blueberries and a watermelon star









Summer picnics take place each Tuesday with Valley View chefs grilling tableside









Picnic Food








Appetizer for Memorial Garden Dedication
Smoked Salmon Crackers
Ritz Cracker topped with goat’s cheese, cucumbers, smoked salmon and finished with a fresh Viola flower