National Director Of Culinary
Julio has 25 years of experience in the hospitality and senior living industries, and a proven track record of introducing new products that greatly exceed expectations for nutrition and taste.
Julio’s career in senior living began in 2004 when he worked as a Food Service Director for Brookdale Senior Living and as a Regional Dining Specialist and Corporate Chef for a Texas Senior Living Operator, directly responsible for implementing and following the culinary standards and overseeing the culinary operations of 42 communities in 9 States.
The greatest lesson Julio has learned in his professional career has been to treat others as you would want to be treated and to confide in your team. He also believes that the greatest successes have come from learning and growing with his team. Julio truly feels that there hasn’t been a day he hasn’t been excited to go into work because of the people he works with and the company’s culture.
His favorite thing about working with Watercrest Senior Living is how the leadership team is genuinely interested in taking care of their associates and making them better today than yesterday.
Additionally his advice for those interested in the industry is to never stop learning and to challenge themselves to be better every single day. The greatest lesson Julio has learned in his twenty five years of experience is that the power of a positive attitude carries extraordinary results.
Julio holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality from the University of Georgia. He and his amazing wife Helena are blessed with daughters Isabella, Daniela and Fernanda. The Trejo Family resides in Tampa Florida.
When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, and their friends and family. They also enjoy new culinary experiences in Tampa and traveling to new beaches and cities.