Darin Leonardson is the Director of Hospitality and Dining Services for Golden Living. In this dynamic role, Darin brings his flair for flavor and freshness to Golden Living Centers across the country. As a professional chef with well over 20 years of experience in the hospitality market, Darin is transforming the dining experience at Golden Living. By combining exciting flavors with wholesome nutrition, he is sharing his love of good food with thousands of residents every day.
Prior to joining Golden Living, Darin was the Corporate Food and Beverage Manager at One Eighty, a leisure care company with 38 properties around the world. Prior to that, he was Executive Chef at The Bellettini, a Leisure Care property in Bellevue, Washington. Darin has also worked for Google as General Manager and Executive Chef and as an executive chef for a variety of restaurants in Washington state, including Toi, The Bellevue Club Hotel, and Elliott’s Oyster House.
Darin is a member of the American Culinary Federation and has been featured as a guest chef for Holland America Line on two prior voyages, sailing on the Nieuw Amsterdam in the Caribbean and Amsterdam in Barbados. He is also very active in the community, including maintaining Community P-Patch Gardens and serving in two homeless shelters in the Seattle metropolitan area.