Oak Crest Promotes Jill Clippinger to Director of Dining Services

Parkville, Maryland—Oak Crest retirement community promoted Mrs. Jill Clippinger to Director of Dining Services.

Mrs. Clippinger brings more than twenty years of experience in the culinary services industry.  She began her career with Oak Crest in 2003 as a restaurant manager before rising to assistant dining services director.  Previously, she worked with the Aramark Corporation in its Sports and Entertainment Division in management roles at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts and Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.  

As Director of Dining Services for Oak Crest, she will oversee 375 employees and the operation of restaurants featuring diverse dining offerings from formal to casual in both the independent living and extended care neighborhoods.  She will also provide development opportunities designed to foster the skillset of her team.

“We are very proud of Jill as she takes this new leadership position and shares her customer service and culinary skills with residents and employees,” stated Mark Roussey, Executive Director of the Erickson Living retirement community.  “In 2016, Oak Crest rolled out our signature dining initiative that places an emphasis on all new cooked-to-order menus, prepared to taste.  This brings a true restaurant experience to residents which Jill has greatly enhanced since last fall.”

With a variety of healthy menu options, Oak Crest serves approximately 3,000 meals per day to residents, employees and guests.  The Dining Services Department also includes the catering event team, a carry-out delivery service for residents and two markets that provide convenient, on-site shopping locales.  This fall, Oak Crest will unveil its first outdoor dining venue and grill as part of the repositioning of the Town Center clubhouse.   

A graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Restaurant and Food Service and a minor in Finance, Mrs. Clippinger is a certified proctor and trainer for ServSafe® of the National Restaurant Association.

Mrs. Clippinger lives in York Township, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children and volunteers her time with the Boy Scouts of America.  

About Oak Crest:  Oak Crest is one of nineteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Parkville, Maryland the scenic 87-acre campus is home to more than 2,100 residents.  Oak Crest is the ideal greater Baltimore retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.