In Atria communities, meals provide more than nourishment – they’re also pivotal moments of the day that bring joy, comfort and a sense of togetherness to residents’ lives.

Chef Chad Welch believes these communities offer aspiring young chefs a chance to showcase their talents at a place where food truly matters.

“If you have any sort of entrepreneurial ambition, or a desire to be creative or innovative, this is the place,” he says.

From streamlining recipes, to menu execution across multiple buildings and brands, Welch has seen firsthand how Atria develops its culinary programs and invests in the people who make it special.