Devonshire at PGA National Welcomes New Executive Chef

Chef Jorge Lopez (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – Devonshire at PGA National, an Erickson Living retirement community located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has announced that Jorge Lopez has recently joined the community as the new Executive Chef.  He officially began work in his new role on May 18.

“We are so pleased to welcome Jorge to the Devonshire family,” said Robin Gliboff, the Executive Director of Devonshire at PGA National.  “His widespread culinary and event management skills will be of tremendous benefit to the community, further enhancing the premier dining experience at Devonshire.”

As the Executive Chef at Devonshire, Lopez will oversee the culinary production at the community’s five dining venues.  These venues provide daily service of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday brunch, and operations for resident events and banquets.  At Devonshire, Lopez will manage a dedicated staff of 25 chefs and five kitchen stewards.  With over 60 employees in total, the culinary staff comprises the largest team at the community.

Lopez brings nearly 20 years of culinary and event management experience to Devonshire.  He joins the community from the Stroudsmoor Country Inn located in Stroudsburg, Pa., where he managed all aspects of culinary production for the large-scale event venue.  Prior to that position, he was the Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director for the Bushkill Inn and Conference Center in Bushkill, Pa., where he oversaw the venue’s culinary operations and managed 40 employees.  Lopez also previously worked as the Corporate Executive Chef for the Columbia Sussex Corporation in Crestview Hills, Ky., and as an Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef at various hospitality venues in Las Vegas, Nev.  He received his culinary training and degree at the Los Angeles Trade Technical Institute.

About Devonshire at PGA National:  Devonshire at PGA National, one of 18 Erickson Living retirement communities, sits on a 26-acre campus in Palm Beach Gardens.  Devonshire offers distinctive retirement living complete with spacious apartment homes, valet services and concierge support, premier dining venues, and convenient access to health services, all located just minutes from Southeast Florida’s best shopping, dining, and cultural activities. More information about Devonshire at PGA National can be found at: http://www.ericksonliving.com/devonshire/.