Randy Watkins

Randy Watkins has focused his 20-year career on culinary arts and dietary management. Early in his career, he served as director of dining services for Watermark retirement communities where he led the dining operations of multiple senior communities – with zero inspection deficiencies. He planned menus and trained cooks, servers and dishwashers in food
preparation and food safety. From there he became senior dining services director at Elmcroft, responsible for monitoring 32 communities. More recently he served as vice president, culinary services for Bridge Senior Living. There he built and led the culinary program for a diverse portfolio from a luxury high-end CCRC to a stand-alone memory care – throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

At AVIVA, Randy is responsible for innovative dining services and practices throughout the AVIVA system.