Staffed with chefs trained by culinary author Wayne Gisslen with a kitchen designed by a Walt Disney Co. consultant, the Golden Era Productions food services have been rated “A” by Riverside County, which also bestowed an award of recognition on the facility.
An Italian pastry chef bakes homemade bread daily in a state-of-the-art kitchen with a dining room equipped with food buffets offering nutritious, balanced meals, often featuring locally grown organic ingredients.
Reviewed by a top nutritionist, meals include:
Ron Miscavige … was obsessed with eating, from his garlic-laden foods and exquisite birthday dinners that were a gift from his son to the bratwurst and Polish sausages…
Ron Miscavige knew all about the quality of Golden Era’s trained chefs and the food they prepare, and frequently ran back to the kitchen to compliment them. In fact, he was obsessed with eating, from his garlic-laden foods and exquisite birthday dinners that were a gift from his son to the bratwurst and Polish sausages he sent away for and stored in the kitchen. But rather than write the truth, to sell books, his ghostwriter Dan Koon pulled discredited myths off the Internet claiming that the food is swill.
Jennifer Alpers, who has overseen the food operation since 2007 as director of domestic services, notes that Ron Miscavige was extremely familiar with the high quality of the food services and knew the chefs personally. She said that Ron’s claim in his “memoir” that food is “substandard” is knowingly false. While the best of deals are gotten, the expenditures for food are more than 10X what Ron claims, information he would never have firsthand.
“All I can say is that I know Ron, and I’ve known him since the day he got here,” she said. “And I have personally eaten with him and I’ve had him come into our kitchen and tell us how rave he is about the food, complimenting us, saying how great the meals are, how complimentary he is to our baker and our pastry chef, who’s made his… every single birthday cake for the last 25 years that he was here.”
Unlike Ron Miscavige, pictures don’t lie: See the elaborate
birthday cakes and meals Ron thoroughly enjoyed during his 27 years at
Golden Era Productions, a far cry from how he characterized the quality of food he and other staff members enjoyed: