Michigan CCRC hires new foodservice director

Kimberlee Milton-Parlett will oversee Sodexo’s operations at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.

Kimberlee Milton-Parlett has been named the director of dining services at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, in Grand Rapids, Mich., which is operated by Covenant Retirement Communities. Milton-Parlett is employed by Sodexo, the community’s dining services provider, and will report to Covenant Village Executive Director Richard Kline.

Milton-Parlett will oversee 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 healthcare. She also will manage the community’s catering.

With more than 20 years of foodservice management experience, Milton-Parlett has been managing dining services for Sodexo since 2009. She previously worked at Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit, where she managed kosher residential dining and catering for multiple locations.

Milton-Parlett has a master’s degree in corporate training and knowledge management from Jones International University, a B.S. in business management from the University of Phoenix’s, Tampa, Fla. campus and an associate degree in culinary arts and sciences and restaurant management from Scottsdale Culinary Institute, in Arizona.