TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2016) — Preparing to open its doors and welcome residents in April, The Watermark at Trinity has hired Josh Marlowe as Executive Chef and Director of Dining Services. The community, which is located in the Pasco County suburb of Trinity, will provide assisted living and memory care services.
Previously, Marlowe served as the Executive Chef of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, a sister-property of The Watermark at Trinity, located in St. Petersburg.
“We are thrilled to welcome Josh back to the Watermark team,” said Aileen Carlson, Executive Director of The Watermark at Trinity. “When it came time to fill the role of Executive Chef, I couldn’t think of anyone I’d rather have in that position.”
Prior to joining The Watermark at Trinity, Marlowe was a partner and Executive Chef at Mind Your Manors, an upscale gastro pub in Wilton Manors, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale.
Marlowe moved to the Tampa Bay area when he was a teenager, and after completing culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Dover, N.H., moved back to the area to try his hand at the local restaurant scene. During his career, he has worked in the kitchens of local landmarks such as the historic Loews Don CeSar Hotel and the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, and beloved restaurants including The Brunchery and Wright’s Gourmet House.
“I’ve worked in a number of professional kitchens and learned a great deal along the way – all kinds of cooking styles and techniques that have helped to shape who I am today,” said Marlowe. “This experience has taught me how to balance quality, taste, presentation, variety and nutrition for an extraordinary dining experience, whether it’s a custom dish for one or a party of 300. ”
Unique to The Watermark at Trinity is the Thrive Dining program, which allows residents with cognitive, neuromuscular and chewing disorders to eat the same nutritious meals as other residents, served as one- and two-bite hors d’oeuvres. This allows residents to maintain their independence and dignity, and reduces unintentional weight loss.
In his role as Executive Chef, Marlowe will oversee all kitchen operations, including hiring and training staff, planning and executing the menus, and ensuring that the food and service meets The Watermark at Trinity’s high standards. In addition, he will plan and host cooking demonstrations and tastings for residents and guests.
“Working at a Watermark community is like working for a huge family,” said Marlowe. “The great part is that the residents are always encouraging and when you’re having a challenging day, that makes the job very rewarding.”
About Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc.
In 2015, the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) ranked Tucson-based Watermark Retirement Communities as the thirteenth largest senior housing operator in the U.S. Watermark’s commitment to creating extraordinary communities where people thrive dates back over 25 years to when it opened its first retirement community in 1987. A privately held company with a reputation of service, success, growth, integrity and financial stability, Watermark Retirement Communities manages 38 retirement communities coast to coast.