Congratulations Corey! Meet Corey Wright, Wesbury’s New Director of Food and Nutritional Services
Changes have come to Wesbury’s Grace Rehabilitation and Health Center Dietary Department as Corey Wright has accepted the position of Sodexo/Wesbury Director of Food and Nutritional Services following the retirement of Barb Loiacona after her 20 years of service to Sodexo and Wesbury. Originally from Oil City, Corey is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh. Corey is no stranger to Wesbury as he has worked alongside Barb as Sodexo’s Executive Chef/Assistant Director for over 14 years.
During his tenure at Wesbury, Corey has been awarded “Culinary Manager of the Year” from Sodexo for his impact on resident dining programs offered at Wesbury. This has included planning and preparation of the monthly “Theme Meals” as well as the “Candlelight Dinner” program where residents with special events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) occurring in any given month can attend the dinner with their family members on the first Tuesday evening of the month. Invitations are sent to the families and Corey would prepare a gourmet meal in a formal setting complete with music, linens, and candlelight. Corey also played an integral role in leading the team to achieve the “Sodexho Showcase Award” in 2018.
“Working at Wesbury has been a rewarding adventure,” says Corey. “I am grateful for the programs and services we have built since I began working here, but also look forward to coming up with even more creative ways to give those who turn to Wesbury the best dining experience we can. Food is something people like to have a lot of control over. Whether it is choosing their own meals or planning to eat in the Neighborhood Grill or on the neighborhoods, we try to provide both nutritious and delicious meals.”
With his calm presence, positive demeanor, and creative thinking, Corey hopes to lead Grace’s Dietary Department into a future that continues to build upon the nationally recognized programs and services they have created for residents and their families as well as Wesbury staff, volunteers and visitors.