Enso Village in Healdsburg Welcomes Inaugural Executive Chef Kyle Evans

Enso Village Executive Chef
Kyle Evans, Executive Chef

August 25, 2023

Celebrated chef to bring farm-to-table cuisine to local senior living community.

Enso Village, a senior living community developed by The Kendal Corporation and the San Francisco Zen Center, are excited to welcome Executive Chef Kyle Evans to the community. Chef Kyle will lead the kitchen and culinary team at Enso Village, focused on creating a world-class dining experience for residents and their families, the Enso Village team, and the broader community.

Prior to joining Enso Village, Chef Kyle worked at Cyrus in Geyersville, California – a venue revered for its new twist to traditional fine dining and Acquerello, a highly acclaimed San Francisco institution. Chef Kyle’s other notable role was as executive chef and director of nutritional services at Adventist Health Howard Memorial, a top-performing hospital in Mendocino County. In this role, Chef Kyle created and established a healthy, creative, culinary-driven food and nutrition program of excellence.

Chef Kyle’s 30-year culinary journey has led him through the wine country of Napa Valley, the Red Rocks of Sedona, the French Alps, an Agrotourism Ranch in Costa Rica, the coasts and forests of California, and finally a permanent residence in Sonoma County.

Chef Kyle shares, “After traveling the globe throughout my culinary degree, I’m pleased to find a prime opportunity right here in my residence of Sonoma County. I value the relationships that involve food through personal connections, environmental impacts in sustainability, and bringing community to the table. Enso Village will allow me to honor my culinary preferences and experiences.”

The dining experience at Enso Village will differ from traditional senior living communities. The campus is focused on unique and sustainable food experiences, utilizing local sources and markets for fresh ingredients, and utilizing part of the property for farming – creating a full-circle approach to food. Chef Kyle will lead the culinary experience by creating inspiring dishes with flair and honoring tradition while embracing adventure.

Rosemary Jordan, CEO at Enso Village, shares her enthusiasm for Chef Kyle joining the team, “With the arrival of an executive chef, we embark on a new journey, one that embraces sustainability and locally sourced ingredients.”

Chef Kyle graduated from New England Culinary Institute, where he completed his internship in France under a Master Chef at a MICHELIN-star rated restaurant. He is a Certified Dietary Manager with over ten years of experience in nutrition, health and wellness in a healthcare leadership role.

About Enso Village

Enso Village is a Life Plan Community currently under construction in Healdsburg, CA, with a focus on mindful aging, the joys of nature, environmental stewardship, contemplative care and healthy life choices for adults 60+. It’s a collaboration between the San Francisco Zen Center and The Kendal Corporation.