Meet the Chef!

May 6, 2020

How did you end up at Lake Prince Woods?

The director of marketing at Lake Prince Woods, Tammy Garrett, is a good friend of my family. She told me about the position, about Lake Prince Woods and how we strive to offer a special quality of amenities to our residents.

How is Lake Prince Woods different from your previous work?

All of my previous places of work have been in restaurants. While a restaurant usually has one specialty and one menu, we offer a different menu every day of the month.

What do you like most about working at a retirement community?

Working at a retirement community is more like being a personal chef to each of our residents.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love doing anything outdoors, going for a hike in the woods, a bike ride, grilling outside. I also love watching Disney movies with my four year old.

What are you most proud of from your time there?

It’s the small things that are really the most satisfying to me. Seeing a happy buzzing dining room with smiles on people’s faces or someone who tells me about a meal they had last week and how much they enjoyed it.

What is a challenge for you right now?

We strive to make sure each of our residents is happy with the quality and variety of food and service we deliver. That takes getting to know everyone, their tastes and reflecting that in a menu where everyone finds a lot of things which they can enjoy.

Could you share a favorite spring recipe?

After eating rich comfort food all fall and winter, I’m ready for something a little lighter for spring. A grilled salmon filet over a bed of mixed greens with griddled asparagus and sweet red peppers finished with shaved asiago cheese and a tarragon vinaigrette sounds good to me right about now.

How long have you been at Lake Prince Woods? 1.5 years