Cooking with Coates: Seafood Health Benefits

Please Join Chef Andrew Coates as he discusses the health benefits of seafood all while demonstrating through his cooking.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP here or through the registration link on this page as seating is limited.


A little about Andrew Coates:

The Greenery of Barrington – Owner/Executive Chef

  • Four Stars – Chicago Tribune
  • Four Stars – Chicago Sun Times
  • 38/40 Zagat Survey
  • Wine Spectator Award – Seven Straight Years – “Best American Wine List”
  • Chicago Magazine – Pastry of the Year Award – “Symphony of Mousse”
  • 4 Gold Medals – National Restaurant Association Chef’s Competition


The Pump Room at Omni Ambassador East – General Manager/Executive Chef

  • Five Star – Five Diamond – Mobile Travel Guide
  • T.V. Food Network Celebrity Chef – “Legendary Hangouts with Morley Safer”
  • Chef of the Year – Springfield Gazette – Hosted at Governor’s Mansion
  • Best Sunday Brunch Chicago – Food and Wine Magazine


Additional Chef Experience;


Michelin 3 Star Restaurant

  • Le Francais – Executive Chef, Jean Banchet – 1991 – 1993

Jean Banchet was considered the father of Haute Cuisine in America

Michelin 3 Star Restaurant

  • Charlie Trotters – Executive Chef, Charlie Trotter – 1993 – 1994

Tournant – working all stations including the Pass.

Michelin 3 Star Restaurant

  • La Tour D’Argent – Paris, France

1994-1994 – 8 Week Stage, 3 Michelin Stars, Paris

Michelin 1 Star Restaurant

  • Les Nomades – Executive Chef, Roland Liccione 1994-1995 3 Michelin Star Chef Formerly of Le Francais and Carlos both Michelin Rated


The Greenery of Barrington


The Pump Room at Omni Ambassador East


Jul 24 2019


11:30 am

More Info



Kirkwood by The River
3605 Ratliff Road, Birmingham, AL 35210


Lauren Sanderlin
(205) 956-2184


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The Residents

Our residents come from different backgrounds and bring their unique qualities, talents, and life experiences to complete the Kirkwood community. Here are just a few reflections from some individuals who call Kirkwood their home.

I fell in love with the cottage and the view from my back porch. I am excited to have a yard for Ginger, my poodle, to play in and my own garage, all within an established retirement community!

Charlotte Hamilton Current Resident

My husband and I looked at a number of places when deciding to move to a retirement community. For the most part, we found communities that said, ‘We’re going to take care of you.’ But Kirkwood was different. It wasn’t just about taking care of us. It was also about having fun, having friends, and living life to the fullest. The attitude at Kirkwood was positive and the atmosphere was comforting. We simply couldn’t resist. Without a doubt, the location was ideal. The Cahaba Room that overlooks the river, the mountains, the trails – there were just so many things about life. The community was lively. It was alive.

Alice Brooks Current Resident

We realized we were approaching an age where we might need more assistance than what just downsizing could provide. Knowing we have my sons nearby and the levels of care should we need it is comforting, and the beautiful hillside, river, and the woods makes it that much more appealing. We don’t know of any other community that has the woods, the various levels of care, and so many different amenities.

Phyllis and John Guschke Current Residents

We were moving my parents down from the Cleveland area to be near us. I looked at almost every retirement place in the Birmingham area. The second I turned into Kirkwood’s drive and drove up the hill, I knew that I’d found the perfect place for my parents to live in Alabama. In the six years that my parents have been at Kirkwood, I have always felt nothing but love and helpfulness from every staff member. Everyone is always helpful with a pleasant attitude. You can truly see and feel the family atmosphere. I’m happy that my parents can call Kirkwood their home.

Brenda Sheehan Kirkwood family member

When we learned that Cedar Ridge was being developed, that seemed to fit our needs very well. It is the ideal place for the next phase of our retirement.

Carol and Arthur Stephens Current Residents

One thing that we feel is very important here at Kirkwood by the River is the relationship that we have between the staff and the residents. They are dedicated to making our life here as safe and secure and pleasurable as possible. That goes a long way.

Fred Rogers Current Resident

The community's cottage living surrounded by a wooded, natural environment with access to future healthcare services is what attracted us to Kirkwood!

Rick and Jane Ricketts Current Residents