St. Lucie West FL

St. Lucie West FL


VERO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Watercrest Senior Living Group is proud to welcome Joseph Ferraro as Executive Chef of the luxury Watercrest St. Lucie West Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Chef Ferraro brings over 13 years of diverse culinary experience in restaurants, hotels, private club and healthcare venues.

A graduate of Western Connecticut State University and The Culinary Institute of America, Ferraro utilizes his business management skills and culinary expertise to ensure extraordinary dining experiences that liven the senses for residents of Watercrest St. Lucie West.

Watercrest St. Lucie West is a 112,000-square foot, signature Watercrest product, providing 102 assisted living and 26 memory care apartments with resort-style service and breathtaking lakeside views. Residents enjoy pampering in elegant Spa W, savor private label Watercrest wines at the wine bistro, and relish the flavors of fresh, locally grown, seasonal ingredients and organic fare.

“I joined Watercrest to make a difference in the lives of our elders and to be part of a team revolutionizing the senior living industry with exceptional standards of care,” says Executive Chef Joe Ferraro of Watercrest St. Lucie West. “I’m passionate about creating recipes which spark memories for our residents: the sizzling of eggs on the flattop, the aroma of sautéed bacon, and the familiarity of mom’s meatballs in fresh tomato sauce – these simple actions in cuisine can transport our elders back to special moments in time.”

Watercrest associates answer a calling to serve seniors and their families every day. They are recognized for their achievements and empowered to share their vast experience with their peers. By continuously investing in these servant hearts, Watercrest Senior Living Group develops value-centered leaders who deliver personalized service.
“Joe is not only a talented chef, but a natural leader with strong family values and personable nature,” says Marc Vorkapich, principal and CEO of Watercrest Senior Living Group. “He nurtures relationships with his team and his residents, bringing peace of mind to our families and strengthening the foundation of servant leadership which Watercrest was founded upon.”

Watercrest St. Lucie West boasts an exquisite design with stunning promenade, fireplace, signature water wall, multiple dining options, pool, salon and spa, grand balconies and Florida style outdoor living spaces with picturesque water views. Whether dining waterfront, bistro-style or in the chef’s private dining room, residents enjoy culinary experiences that liven the senses in a resort-style environment where each meal is prepared with impeccable attention to detail.

A “Great Place to Work” certified company, Watercrest Senior Living prides itself on providing outstanding caregivers and extraordinary care, all tailored to individual resident preferences. Watercrest Platinum Standards ensure standards of care that far exceed traditional services in other senior living communities.

Watercrest Senior Living Group specializes in the development and operations of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders. For information, visit or