An Update from Dave Taylor Director of Food and Beverage
We saw, as a dining services department many new changes in 2018 that will help steer us into the New Year, as well as give us a roadmap of where we want to improve in the coming 12 months:
The Sur remodel was completed in September.
A new Food and Beverage Director was hired in September as well.
Keith Weber, our Assistant Food and Beverage Director, moved on to a new opportunity in November.
Some goals for 2019 in the Dining Services department include:
Hiring a new Assistant Food and Beverage Director.
Revamping our menus for all the venues in the community.
Give the residents more opportunities to interact with the department via food forums, etc.
I want to give special thanks to the staff in the department that help us continue to serve you, the residents, on a daily basis. To Amy Jellison, our dietitian, as well as Flor Fitzpatrick, our dietary manager, who keep the Health Center performing at a very high level. To Chef Stephen, Joey, and Jeff, for continuing to produce and direct all the food served throughout the community along with the production team. To Jorge Ortuna, our dining room/catering manager, for overseeing the details of the operation and making certain that the residents are taken care of in the best way possible. To Isabel, Randall, Andrew, and Chris for all that they do in leading the dining rooms and caring for the needs of our residents on a daily basis. To the Bistro crew who are too numerous to individually name, for handling all the intricacies of the operation, including La Tienda.
Here’s to a great New Year. Dave T.