Ingleside retirement community names new executive chef

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The Ingleside at Rock Creek retirement community is located at 3050 Military Road NW. (photo courtesy of Ingleside)

Ingleside at Rock Creek, the senior-living retirement community in Chevy Chase, has hired former American University dining staffer Kyle Johnson as its new executive chef.

Johnson brings 13 years of experience to his new position, mainly in menu development at American and at Wolfgang Puck American Grille in Atlantic City, N.J. A member of the American Culinary Federation, Johnson has won the New Jersey State Culinary Competition and the American Culinary Federation’s Hot Foods and Centerpiece competitions, among other accolades.

“Here at Ingleside at Rock Creek, we believe that to live well, we need to eat well,” Ingleside executive director Catherine Scott said in a news release. “Kyle brings extraordinary talent to the table.”

Johnson earned a degree from the Academy of Culinary Arts before continuing his culinary studies and earning a Certificate of Excellence through the Local 54 Apprenticeship Program.