With over 15,000 employees, CareOne is the largest privately owned assisted living and healthcare provider in New Jersey. And we’re always on the lookout for new culinary talent for our facilities.
Even though he’s been a CareOne Culinary Services Director for 19 years, Ed has never stopped learning. His role continues to present him with new opportunities. The most recent: opening a fully kosher kitchen at CareOne at Teaneck. But even as he’s taking on new challenges, Ed values the flexibility that working at CareOne has allowed him. Every winter, he carves out time to volunteer with children in his hometown’s recreational leagues, and each summer, he helps coach a local football team. “I’m very grateful to be working for a company that really cares about you and your family,” he says.
We like to think of Gina as a pioneer. As Culinary Services Director for CareOne, Gina has successfully championed scratch and batch cooking techniques in all of our kitchens, challenging our culinary artists to expand our menus using seasonal ingredients and healthier options. In addition, after actively soliciting feedback from our community, Gina introduced restaurant-style service to our residents-and boosted dining room attendance by 75 percent.
Throughout his career in the healthcare industry (which began at age 16), Jullian has played many roles, including waiter, dishwasher, dietary aide, and executive chef. His favorite role, though, is his current one-a position
that he’s held for more than five years. As a CareOne Culinary Services Director, Juilian says the most gratifying part of his job is being able to build his own team of talented cooks and challenging them with new endeavors. Whether it’s upgrading the appearance of the dining room or working with residents to create delicious options for the next breakfast club, Jullian and his culinary team are up to the task. “The people I work with give their hearts and souls to their jobs every day,” he says.