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Meet the Chef

Reinhard Barthel, Executive Chef

“Recipes don’t work unless you use your heart!” —Dylan Jones

The fine art of cuisine has been Reinhard’s passion ever since he was a child, and Senior Star residents are fortunate to enjoy his delicious and unique dishes every day. Bringing 25 years of experience from numerous positions throughout the Chicagoland area, including serving as Executive Chef at upscale restaurants and country clubs and designing and building his own restaurant, Reinhard brings premier hospitality to life for our residents, guests and staff. Reinhard’s creativity and passion have been recognized in the professional culinary world with accolades and recognition from Zagat, Chicago newspapers, and more. At Senior Star, Reinhard is able to combine his respect and appreciation for seniors with his passion for culinary arts to create an exceptional dining experience for our residents.

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