Norfolk, Va. – European-trained chef Beat Meier is bringing his culinary expertise to Harbor’s Edge, a True LifeCare community in Norfolk. Meier, who formally takes control of all dining venues at Harbor’s Edge next week, has more than 30 years of culinary experience, including 12 years as the executive chef of The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, VA.
In his new position, Meier will oversee the dining staff, plan menus, and ensure residents have healthy and nutritious choices, while bringing vibrancy and creativity to the menu.
“I’m eager to start my new role at Harbor’s Edge,” said Chef Meier. “After recent years of travel for my career, I’m happy to be in my home state again, preparing my favorite local dishes while getting to know the residents and staff.”
Harbor’s Edge welcomes Meier’s expertise, as today’s seniors’ dining expectations include a more resort-like experience, variety of choices and experienced chefs.
Meier graduated with honors from a cook apprenticeship in Switzerland. He went on to become the executive chef in multiple country clubs throughout his career.
“Harbor’s Edge already has a phenomenal, upscale dining experience,” said Chef Meier. “I want to build on what they already offer, enhance experience, and create a great culture for the staff to thrive in.”
Meier plans to create new menu options for residents, and to add more diversity to meals. He’ll also incorporate unique specials, including international and ethnic flavors learned from his world travels.
Meier’s addition coincides with the community breaking ground next month on a $200 million River Tower expansion that will add 147 apartment homes to meet high demand.
About Harbor’s Edge
With unrivaled views of downtown Norfolk and the Hampton Roads Harbor, the new River Tower expansion will ensure that Harbor’s Edge remains the preeminent retirement community in the Mid-Atlantic. The community balances an active lifestyle and the security of a True LifeCare program, all with the refinement of upscale apartments, programs and amenities. For more information, visit One Colley Avenue in Norfolk, call (757) 616-7950, or visit HarborsEdgeNorfolk.com.