Developing Systems and Concepts
He will also develop systems and concepts for all operations across the Melody Living organization of senior communities where he will work with local vendors to source wholesome local and sustainable food to be incorporated into the senior living menus.
Additionally, Michael will serve senior living residents by developing cooking classes/demos, and post food forums for residents in partnership with the Life Enrichment Directors.
When asked about where his passion stems from, he replied, “No matter what environment you are surrounded by as a professional, you are able to bring people together through and with food by creating a new memory or by bringing back a moment in time... that is the most rewarding feeling of success - a purposed-filled career of care.”
Senior Food and Beverage Director
Before joining the Melody Living communities, Michael served as the Senior Food & Beverage Director at The Springs Living in Oregon where he was the Senior Culinary Leader in a multi-outlet operation.
In his role there, Michael refreshed the community’s systems and implemented new structures to establish an 8-week cycle of menus, implement an international and ethnic-themed bistro concept, standardized procedures, and initiated a department for continuing education opportunities for staff to further refine their culinary expertise and skills.
We’re beyond excited to have Chef Norman as a part of our team in all our locations and look forward to sharing more with you from him soon! To learn more about our unique dining experience, give us a call at (719) 960-4005 or schedule your own in-person tour!