September 22nd, 2022 | Company News
Windsor Pointe of Jacksonville, a Legend Senior Living® Independent Living community, has named Jack Stevens as its new Executive Chef. Stevens will take over the daily preparation and management of cuisine and supervision of culinary staff for all four dining venues at Legend’s newest senior living community. Legend Senior Living, with headquarters in Wichita, KS, owns and operates 43 residences in six states.
Stevens comes to Windsor Pointe as a professional Executive Chef with 15 years’ experience in banquet, fine dining, menu development and back-of-the-house management for high-end lodging and senior living establishments. His culinary specialty is designing and implementing American, Italian, and Asian Fusion gastronomy into menu items. As Chef du Cuisine and Executive Chef for such esteemed clubs as Marriott Renaissance World Golf Village and Palm Coast Golf Resort, Stevens is accustomed to creating and managing five-star cuisine and service, as well as maintaining strict sanitation standards for large operations.
“We’re very happy to announce the arrival of Jack Stevens, with his extensive experience in senior living and resorts, leading our team of chefs and staff at Windsor,” said Bartholomew Perry, Residence Director, Windsor Pointe. “This residence has set a very high bar in dining, nutrition and customer service. Not only will Jack’s vision and dedication to craft maintain that high standard but introduce new culinary experiences for Windsor Pointe residents.”
Stevens brings a degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University and a track record of dramatically increasing job retention among kitchen staff in high-pressure environments.
“My philosophy and practice promote a positive work environment. This realizes efficiencies and quality improvement all the way down the line from the back of the house to the resident’s dining experience,” said Stevens. “I am especially excited about the executive role with a company that has been so frequently named a Great Place to Work and recognized as a national leader in Senior Living.”
Stevens offered that his years of recent experience as an Executive Chef in one of Florida’s respected senior living residences have proven that the most successful culinary program involves the residents.
“I develop international cuisine for new experiences, frequently interact with residents on their dining experience and encourage their participation in bake-offs and demonstrations. Eating well is inextricably tied to quality of life and essential to Windsor’s and Legend’s mission of holistic wellness.”