Marco Hetterich was named dining services director at Windsor Park, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community operated by Covenant Retirement Communities. Employed by Windsor Park's dining services provider Sodexo, Hetterich reports to Windsor Park Executive Director Karen Larson.
Hetterich oversees all food and beverage operations at the senior living community, including casual and formal dining settings in the residential community and dining operations in assisted living, memory support and health care. He also manages the community's internal and external catering.
"Our goal is to make dining a special occasion while presenting a variety of delicious and nutritious meal options to our residents every day," says Windsor Park Executive Director Karen Larson. "Marco brings a creative flair for new and diverse cuisine. His European and Latin American background is sure to bring an international touch to our menu."
She added, "Marco was executive chef at Wheaton College in 2011 when "Princeton Review" ranked the school first for Best Campus Food. We're delighted to have an award-winning chef on our staff and know he will bring his commitment to quality to the dining experience at Windsor Park."
Hetterich is the former operations manager at Proveno Saint Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, Ill., where he also served as executive chef. He was executive chef for Wheaton College's food service Bon Appetit and worked through the ranks -- from sous chef to executive chef -- at hotels run by Hilton Hotels Corp., Chicago.
Hetterich graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute in Germany as a commis de' cuisine in 1992. He studied cooking Latin American cuisine at the Culinary Institute of America, New York. Prior to moving to the United States, he exercised his culinary talent at hotels and restaurants in Germany and England.
He resides in Plainfield, Ill.
About Windsor Park
Windsor Park, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community, is located at 124 Windsor Park Dr., Carol Stream, Ill. It is administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit senior services providers. Covenant Retirement Communities serves 5,000 residents at 15 retirement communities nationwide and is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information on Windsor Park, call 877--836-5664 or visit www.WindsorParkIllinois.org.