Duncaster Hires Vice President – Health Services/Administrator
February 5, 2020
Duncaster Gallery proudly presents Linda Martin
February 14, 2020

Contact: Vanessa Giannasi
Telephone: 860.726.2000
Email: vgiannasi@duncaster.org
Web: Duncaster.org


BLOOMFIELD, CT, February 6, 2020 – Duncaster has hired Michael Cairns for the position of Culinary Director. A resident of Niantic, Michael most recently worked in a leadership position for the Compass Group (Morrison Healthcare) at the Yale New Haven Hospital.  

Michael brings over 30 years of Dining Management and Culinary experience to Duncaster having worked in Healthcare, Hospitality and Education. Michael has a degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University, Miami, Florida, and an Associate in Occupational Studies degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. 

Michael will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Culinary Department including:

  • Direction, supervision and training of dining service staff 
  • Developing and administering work schedules 
  • Inspection of dining rooms 
  • Catering events 
  • Resident and guest satisfaction
  • Monitoring and implementation of operational procedures and etiquette 
  • Working directly with management and chefs to ensure quality of food and services are at the highest level 
  • Quality Control ensuring all sanitation requirements are met

Duncaster, a locally-founded not-for-profit, is located in Bloomfield, Connecticut. A Life Plan Community celebrating its 35th anniversary, Duncaster sits on 94 beautiful acres and offers options for senior adults seeking independent living, assisted living, memory care, rehab services, and long-term care.  Duncaster was voted the Best Retirement Community by readers of Hartford Magazine, is CARF/CCAC certified, and rated 5-Star by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services. Call 860.726.2000 for more information.