Frank Priest, the Food Services Director/Executive Chef and Director of Operations at Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor, has spent his entire senior care career as a member of the Arbor family. He’s served the community at Sudley Manor since 2007.
“I have been a restaurant professional my entire life. I’ve had high levels of responsibility and have traveled extensively. Had I known that senior care would become my passion, I would have switched to this career in a heartbeat, many years ago,” Frank said of his commitment to senior care.
Frank oversees everything food-related, including quality, safety, and ensuring residents are consistently thrilled with the food. He plans special parties and snacks, and caters events. Frank is also charged with food purchasing, menu design, and training the food service staff.
In his second role as Director of Facility Operations, Frank maintains everything outside the community building. He continually monitors the grounds for safety issues, and ensures everything always complies with county, state, and local regulations. He tirelessly works to make Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor comfortable, safe, and a true home.
Frank says he loves making residents happy with delicious meals. He especially enjoys breakfast omelette bars, pancake dinner buffets, and monthly cooking demonstrations at the Bistro. Frank sees food as a way to emotionally connect to others, and he relishes the excitement on residents’ faces when they see the meals he’s dreamed up.
Frank has earned the respect and admiration of many colleagues who admire his commitment and friendly spirit.
“Frank is passionate about keeping us all informed on safety issues that may harm our residents and staff. Also, Frank volunteers his time at his church to help feed the homeless in our community and put a smile on someone’s face,” said Leslie Reckner, Senior Living Counselor
Susan Haynes, Executive Director, admires Frank’s business acumen. “He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, customer service, dedication, and professionalism to our community. His love, creativity, and passion for food shines through each and every meal and special event,” she said.
Shelley Moore, Business Office Manager, remarked, “Frank exudes compassion and professionalism in every action he makes in our community. The residents know he cares for them, hears their concerns, and strives for excellence in every meal he plans. Frank's attention to detail is impeccable and comes from his thoughtful consideration of our residents and their individual needs.”
We’d love for you to stop in and meet Frank. Learn more about our community or request a tour here.