March 11, 2021

Meet Chuck Magno, Food Services Director at Katzman Family Center for Living

Chuck Magno and his familyAsk anyone at Katzman Family Center for Living about the food, and you will immediately hear rave reviews about Chucky Magno! For the last 15 years, Chucky has been a beloved member of the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare organization. While he is the first to admit there are challenges in creating menus due to the diverse diets of the residents, it’s work he loves to do. “Being a family-oriented person, it gives me great pleasure to work at the Katzman Family Center and take care of our senior residents,” said Chucky. “I enjoy getting to know them and creating menus that are both nutritious and delicious.”

Chuck and his wife Sharon, who reside in Middleton, have been married for 26 years and are the proud parents of three beautiful girls: twins Rebecca and Lucia (19) and Sophia (17). Rebecca attends Northeastern University, where she studying to be  a financial lawyer. Lucia, a student at Emmanuel College, plans to become a nurse practitioner. And Sophia is a junior at Masco High School. It is a busy household indeed!

A graduate of North Dakota University and a Certified Dietary Manager, Chuck is well-versed in the day-to-day operations of food service. His responsibilities include managing menus, food purchasing, and food preparation. Additionally, his role requires him to apply nutrition principles, document nutrition information, ensure food safety, manage work teams, and much more.

In his first six years with the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, Chuck managed the day-to-day kitchen operations at the Cohen Florence Levine Estates Assisted Living. There he worked with individuals of all different backgrounds and was able to shape a cohesive, supportive team. At KCL, he once again put together a unified and talented team of individuals, who under Chuck’s leadership, work extremely well together.

Chuck Magno gets vaccinated!“I am incredibly proud of my kitchen staff and all of their hard work to maintain the highest quality food and service for our residents,” said Chucky. “To that end, there is no doubt in my mind that we have directly contributed to KCL’s five-star quality rating.”

Chucky admits that the past year has been an emotional one. “Throughout this pandemic, we all worked together help our residents in any way we could,” said Chucky. “I am hopeful things will return to normal in the very near future.”

When asked what he likes best about working in the Chelsea Jewish organization, Chucky didn’t even hesitate. “I am so proud to be a part of the Chelsea Jewish family,” said Chuck. “There are vast opportunities for staff to advance their skills and knowledge, while facing challenges that build character and enrich experiences.”