Oakmont Senior Living Adds Regional Executive Chef Specialist
WINDSOR, CA–Senior Living has named Andrew Moret to the position of regional executive chef specialist for the company’s Central Region, supporting communities in Central California and two in Las Vegas.
Moret joins a talented culinary team at Oakmont that includes Chef Rina Younan, vice president of culinary services. Younan is a three-time Food Network competition winner and the first female to beat Bobby Flay.
The new Oakmont team member came to the West Coast from West Simsbury, CT. Moret started cooking at the young age of 3 when he worked the food processor with his mother and watched the Galloping Gourmet.
Moret has been working in the senior living space for about six years and said it was the perfect fit. He came to Napa Valley after developing a culinary network in California. He spent time as a chef at the Martini House in St. Helena. He joined the farm-to-table movement and was also a chef at the St. Helena Hospital where he headed up the “Food Medicine” program, Take Ten. This program was designed to help people with their health through food.
“I look forward to working with the Oakmont team to continue its excellent tradition of top-shelf, healthy food served in a resort-style setting at our communities,” said Moret. “Senior living has changed so much that our residents expect and deserve a first-rate culinary experience and we deliver every time.”
Moret attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. That training included an internship at the 2941 Restaurant in Washington, DC. He also visited China and studied at the Sichuan Culinary Institute of Cuisine.
Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Oakmont Senior Living was founded in 2012 and provides customized services in luxurious, resort-style settings with five-star amenities and professionally trained, compassionate team members to meet the unique needs of each resident.