VERO BEACH, Fla. — Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA), a regional senior living development and management company based in Vero Beach, has hired Christopher Thompson as its new national director of culinary services.
Thompson will be responsible for implementing new culinary programs in HRA’s communities nationwide. He will also be responsible for maintaining the culinary standards of HRA’s Chef’s Fare Dining Program.
Thompson has more than 28 years of experience in the culinary and culinary education industries. He has served in many roles, including executive chef, chef instructor, culinary dean, associate director of education and director of business operations and finance. He has also served as a corporate consultant for various properties and campuses over the years.
Thompson studied culinary arts and hospitality management at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation and holds various other certifications through the National Restaurant Association.
HRA communities are found in eight states nationwide.