In our staff spotlight for January is Juan Venegas, our Dietary Director. Juan is originally from Costa Rica where he grew up as an only child, helping out in his parents Cantina, even as a little boy. He says he grew up cooking! Since coming to the United States, Juan has worked in many venues, from the Sugarloaf Country Club, the Grand Occidental Hotel and Hilton Hotel to senior communities like Merrill Gardens and Mansions. Juan does cooking for some of the larger churches and the Roswell Rotary too.
Juan is married and his wife is a Special Education teacher for the Gwinnett school system. They have 2 children, a son who graduated from Georgia State University and a daughter who is in college currently. In his spare time, Juan loves all outdoor sports, especially baseball, soccer and jogging. He also enjoys going to concerts.
Juan is known for his flavorful cooking. Residents and staff alike enjoy his daily meals here at Woodland Ridge. Juan says, “I like how the residents and staff are close to each other here at Woodland Ridge. It’s more like a family than a business.” We love Juan’s great attitude and how he’ll prepare special recipes for our residents, always listening to their requests.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering a move to an Assisted Living Facility for Caregiver Services in Smyrna GA please contact the caring staff at Woodland Ridge today. 770-431-7055