Director of Culinary Services
Jeff Thuesen brings over 27 years of experience working in the culinary industry. Jeff began his career working for the Fresh Foods Concepts company where he taught made from scratch cooking in several local restaurants as a kitchen manager. Jeff entered the hotel industry where he worked for 10 years at the Sheraton, specializing in new menu creation as the Executive Chef. Jeff discovered the senior living family in 2010. Jeff worked as Executive Chef for Holiday Retirement where he quickly became the Regional Mentor trainer for all new chefs in his Region of 15 communities in 5 states and was promoted to Regional Chef where he managed the dining programs for 12 communities in 5 states. In 2017, Jeff spent 18 months with a startup company, Solstice Senior Living, helping them develop a new dining program. Jeff joined Abby Senior Living as a consultant chef in 2019 where he developed the dining program for another new start up company. Jeff was the Culinary Director at Ridgemere Senior Living for a year and transitioned into the Director of Culinary Services role with four more communities opening in the next year that Jeff will be managing as the Regional Chef.