Chefs for Seniors of Riverside & Temecula Selected as Menifee’s April Business Spotlight

The City of Menifee is thrilled to announce “Chefs for Seniors of Riverside & Temecula” as Menifee’s April Business Spotlight, a program that is a part of the Economic Development Department’s Building Better Businesses (B3) program.

Chefs for Seniors of Riverside & Temecula (Chefs for Seniors), which began in July 2023, is an inhome meal preparation program for seniors. They aim to provide a convenient and personalized dining
experience for senior citizens in Menifee and the surrounding region. Their team of skilled chefs brings
culinary expertise directly into homes, crafting delicious and nutritious meals that are tailored and cater to tastebuds and dietary needs. With a focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients and a commitment to creating flavorful dishes, Chefs for Seniors strives to make mealtime a joyous and hassle-free occasion for Menifee's valued seniors.

Chefs for Seniors is owned and operated locally by Chef Juliet Barcia, while her husband Ramon
fulfills the role of manager. Recognizing the necessity for dietary adjustments to improve her
grandfather's health, Chef Juliet identified the need for meals tailored to his nutritional requirements.
Originally starting as a service for her family, this initiative quickly grew into a broader project, fueling
her passion and providing assistance to others. This expansion led to a community of individuals
benefiting from her culinary expertise.

What makes Chefs for Seniors stand out is they offer more than just pre-made delivery meals. The
chefs take care of everything from shopping and menu planning to packaging, cooking, and clean-up.
What makes this experience unique is that the chefs prepare the meals in each client's own home,
providing companionship and fostering connections. This personalized and thoughtful approach sets
Chefs for Seniors apart from traditional meal delivery services. This one-on-one approach allows for
genuine relationships to form, turning mealtime into a cherished and enjoyable part of the day. It is this combination of delicious meals and heartfelt companionship that truly makes Chefs for Seniors a
cherished and invaluable service for many seniors in Menifee.

Contributing to the community is a key aspect of what makes Chefs for Seniors stand out. The
organization has actively participated in various community groups such as the Lake Menifee
Women's Club, Menifee Boy Scouts, Rotary Club, Veterans Golf Tournament, St. Vincent’s, and the
Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, they have been nominated for the "Emerging
Business of the Year" award at the upcoming 45th Menifee Chamber Awards Gala. “In a world where seniors may sometimes feel isolated or forgotten, Chefs for Seniors shines as a beacon of support, showing that we value and appreciate our elders and their well-being here in Menifee,” said District 1 Councilmember Bob Karwin. “Chefs for Seniors not only provides a valuable service that nourishes the bodies of our seniors but also their spirits.”

For more information about Chefs for Seniors please visit www.chefsforseniors.com/riverside-temecula.

To view their Business Spotlight video, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npd1QNcqGdM