As the Director of Dining Services at Devonshire, Lopez will oversee the overall assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the culinary operations at the community. These responsibilities include evaluating programs, operations, training, purchasing, and fiscal management in order to maintain a five-star community dining experience.
Lopez has twenty years of culinary and event management experience. Prior to joining Devonshire, he managed all aspects of culinary production for the Stroudsmoor Country Inn located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, a 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, is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 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. Additional information on Devonshire can be found at http://www.ericksonliving.com/devonshire/.