The average retirement homes/senior living director

Directors with a culinary degree abound in this segment.

We surveyed those individuals who are in charge of retirement homes/senior living foodservice operations and asked them to tell us about themselves. This segment is significantly more likely than any other to have a director with a culinary degree. 

56% are male
44% are female

91% have a high school diploma
37% have an associate degree
28% have a bachelor’s degree
37% have a culinary degree
2% have a graduate degree
2% have some other degree
2% have none of the above

88% are Caucasian (non-Hispanic)
5% are African-American (non-Hispanic)
5% are Latino or Hispanic
2% are Asian/Pacific Islanders

3% are under 30
21% are between 30 and 44
57% are between 45 and 59
19% are 60 or older

47% are a foodservice director/director of foodservice
19% are a dietary manager/certified dietary manager/director of dietary
12% are a chef/executive chef
10% are a director of dining services/culinary services
6% are a director of food & nutrition services
4% are a foodservice supervisor/manager
2% are an assistant director

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