Zachary Mims Promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Wind Crest

Dining services team prepares over six hundred meals daily for two restaurants, catering operations

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO---Wind Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, promoted Zachary Mims as the new Chef de Cuisine for its Dining Services Team. Mims, a resident of nearby Littleton, Colorado, has been with Wind Crest since April, 2008. "Since joining the Wind Crest dining team, Zachary quickly developed his reputation as a tremendously talented chef and a hard worker," stated Marcus Cordova, Director of Dining Services.  "Over the past four years, Zachary has provided leadership and knowledge to the culinary staff, and he consistently interacts with residents to learn their tastes and preferences." Born and raised in Florida, Mims has always been a chef at heart.  He landed his first job as a prep cook and back waiter for Oceanside Country Club. Working his way through the ranks, he moved to Denver in 2001 in order to help open a high-end, fine dining restaurant in Littleton called Opus.  He perfected his pastry skills as well as developed his standards as an exacting Sous Chef at Opus. In his free time, Mims enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, and, when he can find an ocean, surfing. The Dining Services Department at Wind Crest serves approximately six hundred meals per day at its elegant Fireside Restaurant and more casual Fly'n B Café.  The department also supports a private dining area and catering operation for special resident events and community functions. About Wind Crest: Wind Crest, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.