head chef

Chef Brian Rohret’s deep appreciation for Midwest cuisine was developed at a young age growing up in Iowa City, Iowa.  This appreciation and passion was further enhanced when he was exposed to a variety of foods and cuisine in Portland, Oregon this exposure would fuel his life-long passion for the culinary arts.  Chef

Brian came from humble beginnings. Being raised on small farm, he spent most of his time in his grandmother’s kitchen, where he was constantly cooking up new savory dishes from his family recipe book. He started to help her with chores around the kitchen, and soon developed a love for different cooking techniques and utilizing different spices.  Brian was impressed on how food can tell a story and convey cultural ideas, as well as how it brings people together. 

Chef Brian graduated from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon with high honors and a certification as a Le Cordon Bleu French Chef. He then started working at The Canyons Ski Resort in Park City, Utah where he created and assemble various dishes and lead a team that catered to high profile clients as well as helped with the Sundance Film Festival. The skills he developed provided him the opportunity to become an executive chef at a young age, Brian furthered his education at Kaplan University where he received a Bachelors in Nutritional Science before joining our family here at The Bridges.

In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as traveling around the world enjoying and experience new cultures and cuisines.

Brian’s career transitioned to senior living in 2005 as his passion for the geriatrics grew and enjoys the challenge of having over 100 residents with different tastes, culture backgrounds and family recipes to remind our residents, they’re our family and The Bridges is a place where you come to live. Every meal he creates reflects these values, providing not only excellent taste, but also nourishment for the mind and body.

receive the care you need

Our goal is to make Assisted Living accessible to seniors in Ankeny, with the ability to stay close to family and friends and develop an incredible support system of new and old relationships.

As you grow older, your health can change much more rapidly than in your younger years, often requiring different levels of care and specialized attention. With our onsite doctors, we can track your health, or the health of a loved one, to make sure you are receiving proper care. Assisted Living combines the freedom of Independent Living with the added benefit of an attentive staff and all-included services to make daily life easier and more manageable.