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Chef Jeff Trefry
, Vice President, Culinary Arts

Executive Summary

Chef Jeff has built a highly successful career in culinary and hospitality serving upscale country clubs, elegant hotels, restaurants, and foodservice, including senior living. As a Division Chef Jeff has worked closely with senior living properties as he researched and investigated effective diets and quality experiences for seniors affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Chef Jeff has designed a variety of menus, focusing on increasing the quality of dishes using fresh ingredients and limiting carbohydrates and sugars. He creates interactive events for residents utilizing his warm personality and compassion. These events provide great entertainment and draw on his culinary and service talents.


  • Division Chef, Culinary Management Company
  • Executive Chef, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Executive Sous Chef at Ritz Carlton Hotel Company
  • Executive Chef, Crowne Plaza Resorts
  • The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York

Areas of Expertise

  • Menu development
  • Recipe design
  • High-quality fresh cuisine
  • Culinary trend spotting
  • Training of culinary and service staff
  • Innovative approaches to senior dining

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