Jeffrey Enchura

Food & Beverage Director
Jeffrey Enchura

Role and Responsibilities

As food & beverage director at Meadow Ridge, Jeffrey manages the financial and operational aspects of dining room service and culinary operations, ensuring adherence to safety standards. He oversees menu creation, staffing, budgeting and talent development while actively engaging in sales events and promptly addressing resident concerns to maintain service excellence.

“The longevity of a career in senior living hospitality revolves around people,” he says. “It’s the residents and associates at Meadow Ridge that make up this community and together, we make it a great place to live and work.”

Industry Expertise

Jeff embarked on his career journey at a young age, gaining industry experience by working in his family’s bakery on the Jersey Shore during summer vacations. This early exposure to the culinary world ignited his passion for food and hospitality, setting the foundation for his future endeavors in the industry.

Passion for Senior Care

“I want to do my best for them because I care about them dearly.” Jeff’s dedication to senior care is evident in his commitment to creating a vibrant and welcoming dining environment for residents. He believes in the importance of fostering a sense of community through exceptional food and service.

Career Journey

Jeff joined Meadow Ridge in 2017 as a temporary diet manager at Ridge Crest, filling in for the existing manager who was on medical leave. Upon the manager’s return, Jeff was promoted to a new position as assistant director of dining services. His leadership and operational skills were instrumental in the successful opening of the Bistro at Meadow Ridge in 2018. In 2021, he was appointed food & beverage director, a testament to his exemplary performance and dedication to enhancing the dining experience for residents.


Motivated by his experiences in the family business, Jeff pursued and successfully earned a hospitality degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Leadership Philosophy

Jeff believes in the power of teamwork and collaboration in creating a vibrant and inclusive community at Meadow Ridge. He is committed to serving residents and associates with care and compassion.

Personal Interests

Jeff, a native of New Jersey, has been happily married to his wife Lesa for 18 years. Together, they cherish family time with their two boys, aged 14 and 10, creating lasting memories. When Jeff isn’t enjoying quality time with his family, he indulges in his passion for the Olympic sport of curling.