Renowned Chef, Gary Ritchey, Joins The Reserve of Geneva Senior Living, Elevating Culinary Excellence

October 25, 2023

Geneva, IL – The Reserve of Geneva proudly introduces Chef Gary Ritchey, a distinguished culinary expert with nearly two decades of expertise in senior living communities and healthcare facilities. With a remarkable career history encompassing roles as Director of Dining Services, Foodservice Supervisor, Dining Services Manager, and Chef Manager, Gary Ritchey’s culinary journey underscores his unwavering commitment to excellence, staff development, and innovative dining experiences. In his leisure time, Gary enjoys cherishing moments with his family and friends, accompanied by his delightful Bassett Hound named Jethro. Known for his extensive collection of over 300 fun-themed shirts, which he wears daily to the delight of all who encounter him, these shirts often ingeniously coordinate with the evening’s dinner service.

Expressing his excitement at joining The Reserve of Geneva, Gary Ritchey said, “I am thrilled to be a part of The Reserve of Geneva team and eagerly anticipate crafting exceptional dining experiences for our cherished residents.”

“We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to Chef Gary Ritchey at The Reserve of Geneva,” noted Angela Kotschi, Executive Director at The Reserve of Geneva. “His extensive culinary background and steadfast commitment to delivering outstanding dining experiences for seniors seamlessly align with our dedication to offering the highest quality of life for our residents.”

About The Reserve of Geneva
The Reserve of Geneva is a boutique independent living community for active adults age 55+, located in the heart of Geneva, IL. The Reserve provides an easy month-to-month rental model with no long-term contracts or buy-ins. The community caters to residents looking for a fun, active lifestyle free from the burdens of home ownership and features communal living with robust activities and dining programs. The Reserve of Geneva provides the most spacious 55+ apartments in Geneva and recently underwent significant capital improvements of the property. Learn more at:

About Certus Living
Based in Minneapolis, MN, Certus Living is a senior care operator. Certus Living takes a hands-on, direct approach to serving communities nationwide with diligence, and prides itself on helping independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care communities achieve significant, measurable, and efficient improvement. With extensive experience in maximizing operational efficiencies, providing excellent care staff, capital improvement, and development/expansion of properties, Certus Living’s aim is providing the highest quality standard of living available in the market. Learn more at