East Ridge Residence independent living community has hired Chattanooga-native and executive chef, Bradley Marks, as dining services director, where he will oversee all meal preparation, planning and dining services for the senior living community at 1417 North Mack Smith Road.
Additionally, Chef Marks will become regional director of dining services for Veritas Senior Living, a
management company that oversees day-to-day operations at East Ridge Residence. Chef Marks comes to East Ridge Residence most recently from Ascension Living Alexian Village senior
community of Signal Mountain.
“One of my favorite things about working with seniors is to provide them with an exceptional dining experience,” said Chef Marks. “I started my passion for cooking at an early age in my grandparents’ kitchen and I became hooked. I love to put smiles on the residents’ faces and bring joy to them through culinary adventures.”
"Though Chef Marks has worked in senior living for over 10 years, he began his culinary career at
age 18 in a local upscale restaurant, honing his craft and developing a love for creating
exceptional food experiences," officials said. "After taking his first culinary role in a senior living community, he discovered his passion for residents and delighting them through food."
“I have come to realize this as my true calling, and I look forward to continuing to bring excellent dining options to the wonderful people at East Ridge Residence.”
“Bradley is a huge asset to East Ridge Residence and will be a spark for bringing our
community’s dining services to the next level,” said Amy Silvers, executive director. “He has a
huge heart for service, is extremely talented and prides himself on making the dining
experience tailored to what residents want and need. We are so thrilled to have him at East