Q&A with Mike Randolph, new Director of Dining Solutions

Q&A with Mike Randolph, new Director of Dining Solutions

Link-age is pleased to announce that Mike Randolph has joined Link-age Solutions as Director of Dining Solutions. Mike has been an integral part of the Link-age Dining council while acting as the Food Service Director at Brethren Retirement Community for the last 16 year and helped other members of Link-age with food service operations as a liaison for Link-age. In this new role, Mike will work with the team at Link-age Solutions to oversee the dining solutions program. Mike was hired to fill the position ahead of the retirement of Jim Norris.

Learn more about Mike in this Q&A.

Q: You bring an impressive track record of experience to Link-age Solutions. How did those experiences prepare you for this new role?

I have been a part of the solutions Link-age brought to its members in my role on the Dining Council and as operations liaison, and I have a unique background of food service management. Years of making product decisions have been helpful.

Q: What are some opportunities you see for Link-age and Link-age members in the future?

The biggest opportunities I see are in continued support for best practice in food item selection. In addition, I’ll be able to help with day-to-day operations since I have over thirty years of long-term care food service experience, working alongside Link-age during the the previous sixteen of those.

Q: What motivates you to want to be successful in keeping senior living organizations supplied, informed, and positioned for success?

Simply put, it is my passion for elder care. I’m going from doing that at a ground level to a broader scope and, therefore, will now be able to help more elders get quality food at an affordable price by best utilizing the dollars they spend

Q: How do you see technology impacting the dining solutions program in the coming years?

Technology is a vital part of Link-age Solutions. During the coming years, a goal of mine would be to better utilize the most recent data available to provide greater options for our members.

Q: What are some of your goals for this new role with Link-age?

To meet everyone in involved in our member dining programs in some way over the next year, and to continue to bring value and quality to the Link-age dining program through our vendors, manufacturers and distributors.

Mike can be reached at mrandolph@linkageconnect.com.

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