Chef’s Corner

The Preston of the Park Cities offers an option for every appetite with ever-changing menus featuring upscale selections and comfort food favorites. This dynamic kitchen needs a talented professional at the helm who can do it all. With more than 10 years of experience, Director of Dining Services Savannah Rogers is just that person. Leaders are only as great as their teams and Savannah has a very talented assembly of chefs and servers alike. Leading the kitchen as Executive Chef is Jonathan Rivera who has been in the industry for over 20 years. Ashley White serves as restaurant manager. Her attention to detail and bubbly personality both welcomes our residents and assures top-notch quality of service.

SAVANNAH ROGERS — DIRECTOR OF DINING SERVICES

Chef Savannah started as a sous chef at The Preston of the Park Cities in 2018, quickly working her way up the culinary ladder. Her passion for food started in the kitchen alongside her grandmother when she was just old enough to hold a whisk. For Chef Savannah, food is a language of love that everyone can understand and she is passionate about balancing classic and modernistic cuisine. By celebrating worldwide flavors and tastes, she believes the team can transport residents back to their childhood while also focusing on fresh concepts and flavors for an exquisite blend of upscale selections and comfort food favorites. While attending culinary school at Johnson & Wales University, Chef Savannah began her career as a line cook at Ocean Prime in Denver, Colorado. After graduating with a culinary arts degree, she joined the dining team at the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort in Dallas. There she excelled as a line chef and later accepted a promotion to room service manager, a role she enjoyed and used as valuable front of house experience as she interacted with hotel visitors and associates daily.

JONATHAN RIVERA — EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Jonathan Rivera brings more than two decades in the hospitality industry to The Preston of the Park Cities. He developed his skills as a chef and food and beverage manager working nationally and internationally in luxury hotels and resorts, small boutique inns and award-winning restaurants. He believes exceptional cooking starts with connecting with the heart of the guests and communicating with them through food. He has received accolades in print and broadcast media including The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, Eater and The Robert Report to name a few. He is originally from Puerto Rico where he attended a vocational high school and found his calling in the culinary arts. Chef Jonathan earned an associate degree in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and he is a certified sommelier.

Chef Savannah, Chef Jonathan and their talented and passionate team are committed to delivering delicious, flavor-rich foods and unparalleled service to the residents, families and guests of The Preston of the Park Cities.

Chef’s Recipes

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