New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2003
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Eden Home residents give chef
HEARTS AND HANDS
Musical instruments exhibit When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 19 Where: New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music, 1259 Gruene Road
Tickets: $3 adults, free for children 12 and younger
Mystery-suspense When: 8 pm. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p. rn. Sunday matinees Oct. 16 through Nov. 9 Where: STAGE Inc.> Krause House, 1300 Bulverde Road tickets: $13 adults, $11 students and people 62 and over Information: (830) 438-2339
Comedy by Ned Simon When: 6:30 p. rn. Wednesdays through Saturdays through Mon. I
Where: Harlequin Dinner Theatre, 2652 Harney Road, Fort Sam Houston Tickets: $22.95 Wednesday and Thursday, $25.95 Friday arui Saturday
Information: (210) 222-9694
‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE’
When: 8 pm. Thursday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees through Oct. 12 Where: Boerne Community Theatre, 809 N. Main St.,
lickets: $8 general admission, $6 for students, seniors and theater members
Information: (210) 249-9166
17th ANNUAL GRUENE I MUSIC AND WINE FEST
When: Friday through Sunday Where: Gruene Hall and the t grapevine
MID-TEXAS SYMPHONY j
Program includes ‘Overture to j ll Signor Brushino," “Symphony No. 6, Op. 68 in F Major" and “Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 BWV 1051"
When: 4 p.m. (Jct. 19 .
Where: New Braunfels Civic t enter, 390 S. Seguin Ave.
Tickets: $12 general adults, $10 j for seniors and college students ami $5 for children under 18 Information: 629-0336, or (830)372-8089
(Top) Glenn Bishop, lead cook at Eden Home, sautees some tomatoes and mushrooms. (Above) Bishop carves a pumpkin. Residents say his presentation skills demonstrate his ability as a first-class chef.
Bishop praised for catering to special dietary needs
By Bill Ervin
Glenn Bishop’s credentials might be sufficient to qualify him as a world-class chef, but the food he prepares for residents and staff at Eden Home is why he is their favorite cook.
Hie 35-year-old Bishop is lead cook and supervisor in the dietary department at Eden Home, where he supervises some 30 employees.
He is recognized by his peers as a first-rate cook and has won appreciation at meal time by residents, some of whom have little else to happily anticipate.
His supervisor, Toby Perkins, called Bishop “a super kid.’’
• “He’s very talented, very caring,’’ Perkins said. “He’s magnificent under pressure.”
Perkins said Bishop is careful to consider residents’ needs, as well as their wants.
“I Ie takes their requests very seriously,” Perkins said. “Eden I lome is very fortunate to have this young man.”
Some residents have physical conditions that permit them to eat only pureed foods. For them, Bishop has learned how to make pureed food look more appetizing — a pork chop that looks like a pork chop, broccoli that looks like broccoli, etc.
A San Marcos native, Bishop said he became interested in cooking while helping his grandmother, who was a chef. He said he worked for her until she retired.
“I do what I do because I like what I do,” Bishop said. “I try to make people feel like they have no special needs."
Carol Fox, Eden Home administrator, and Betty Doeppenschmidt, fund developer, both lauded Bishop for his talent and compassion.
“He’s absolutely incredible under pressure," Doeppenschmidt said, citing his ability to see that regular meals are prepared and served, as well as handling special occasions, such as a wedding receptions, family reunions and “quaint” dinners for as few as six people.
“Glenn is a very unusual individual who constantly amazes us,” Fox said. She noted that aside from his expertise in the kitchen, Bishop does things like donating his hair, four times so far, for the children with cancer.
Residents gave high marks to Bishop.
Bernice Nichols, who has lived at Eden Home nearly three years, said, “He’s thorough, never gets angry, and he listens to you.”
David Harrison, bases his assessment of Bishop on his own experience as founder of what is now the Adobe Restaurant in New Braunfels.
“He intends to please," Harrison said. “He takes a person’s dietary needs and incorporates that with their likes and dislikes to make palatable meals for them.” Bishop has created several signature garnishes and designs while at Eden Home, where Southern Pecan Pie and Raspberry Ganache have won him recognition. I iis shrimp and scallops on pasta eat nod first place in the New Braunfels Taste of the Town.
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Annual Gruene Music and Wine Fest benefits worthy cause
his weekend marks the start of the Gruene Music and Wine Fest, the annual festival hosted by the folks at Gruene Hall and RN BT 92.1 PM.
t hings kick off Friday night with a special performance by loc Ely. Your $50 fee will get you in at 6 p.m. for a private performance by Ely and his band.
Dinner will be catered by the Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar.
At 9 p.m., doors open for another show with Joe Ely. Ticket prices for I be late show are $20.
Saturday’s lineup begins at noon with wine tasting at the Grapevine and music provided by Brennen lr?igh and Susan Gibson.
Sunday, the day begins with the Gospel Brunch at Gruene Hall, fea
turing host Bret Graham and the talents of Bells of Joy and Selina Afrim. Buckner Fanning will be on hand as a special guest.
The Gospel Brunch ends at noon, but don’t despair, the doors open again at 2 p.m. for aTexas-style music fest.
The afternoon gets under way in pure Americana style with such dynamic performers as Mike McClure, Paul Thorn, Jason Boland, Heather Myles, James McMurtry and Texas legend, Billy Joe Shaver. Tickets for the afternoon concert are $20, and the show is scheduled to last until about 9 p.m.
In addition to a fantastic lineup of talent, fine food and wine will be available throughout the day in the garden area next to Gruene Hall.
Mixing good food, Texas wine and Texas music to help raise money for the local Hospice and United Way sounds like a great idea to me.
Please make plans to attend to show your support for such a worthwhile event.
For those who picked the Rodney I layden CD release party at Saenger-halle last Friday night instead of going to the Comal County Fair, you witnessed an unbelievable show.
Celebrating the release of his new album, “Living The Good life,” on Audium Records, Hayden showcased several new tunes during his two 90-minute sets.
With a voice years ahead of his actual age, he commands any song he chooses to sing.
Whether it’s belting out a blistering version of the Johnny Cash classic “Folsom Prison Blues,” or doing a solo acoustic rendition of the George Jones standard “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me,” Hayden voice pac ks all the emotion of the originals.
Though he peppered his show with the classics, he also found room to showcase cuts from the new CD, like “Mr. Mockingbird,’’ “Goodbye To My Hometown” and “Living Everyday Like It’s Saturday Night.”
Hayden represents that rare breed of young singers able to blend a traditional country sound with a modern style.
Though this might be his first release on a major label, I predict Rodney will have a long and successful career in the music business.
Dale Martin writes about music. He can be reached at [email protected]