On October 20th we celebrate International Chef’s Day – an opportunity to recognize the many positive impacts, inspiring stories and all the joy that chefs bring to our lives.
International Chef’s Day was created by the late, Chef Dr. Bill Gallagher in 2004 to bring people together to recognize, educate and inspire the next generation about the joys of cooking, the importance of healthy eating and the growing need for sustainability.
At Northbridge, we are celebrating International Chef’s Day by learning a little bit more about our talented Culinary Directors.
Chef: Jamie Bell
Community: Stroudwater Lodge
What is one of your most popular meals among residents at The Lodge?
Lobster rolls of course! Here at The Lodge we provide a special birthday meal individually designed for each resident. Lobster rolls are by far the most popular choice.
What is your favorite meal to prepare for residents?
My favorite meal to prepare are braised short ribs with risotto and broccoli with lemon butter.
Advice for anyone in the Culinary industry who is thinking about making the switch to senior living?
I think for the most part it provides a better work/life balance as apposed to restaurants with a much more rewarding outcome.
What is your favorite meal to enjoy?
Duck confit with fresh strawberries, goat cheese, and greens.
What is your favorite part about being a Chef?
In general it’s the idea of being able to create something for others to enjoy. Even if it’s simply putting your own spin on something to make it your own.
What is your favorite part about working in Senior Living?
The residents, always the residents. I love walking through the dining room, having a meaningful conversation and feeling the reward of being part of their day.
Northbridge residents enjoy three Eat Fresh, Eat Local Meals every day served in our community dining rooms. Our fresh and local foods come from growers throughout New England as well as our own community gardens. Northbridge strives to be SeniorGreen by planting and harvesting vegetables, right from our own back yards! Click here to learn about a few other SeniorGreen projects we’re working on!
At Northbridge we allow our chefs to get creative and share their passion for cooking with our residents without restrictions. We know one of the best parts about cooking, is the passion put into each dish. We are lucky to have very talented chefs working at our communities and constantly showing off their culinary skills and creativity.
Find a position at a Northbridge community near you!
Working at a Northbridge senior living community
If you are considering a career in senior living, we hope you’ll consider one of our communities. Our team of associates makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our residents, every day. Because of that, we treat our team like family and we’re happy to offer:
- Competitive Pay
- Flexible Schedules
- Direct Deposit
- Vacation & Personal Days
- Paid Holidays & Sick Time
- Your Birthday Off
- Health Insurance to Qualified Associates
- 401k Company Match
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Ongoing Education
- Associate Appreciation
View our careers website today to view open positions, what a day working at Northbridge is like, and why our associates love to work here.
As a New England senior living company, we pride ourselves in being the local choice for families in need of assisted living or memory care. We look to our teams of associates to truly make our communities home for our residents. Whether that’s a helping hand or a moment to listen to a story, our associates are dedicated and compassionate. With 19 communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we hope you’ll find your home here too. If you already love what you do, and want to love where you work, apply now! We look forward to meeting you.