Istvan is a graduate of Economisch College Hotel School in the Netherlands. From an early start, he has cultivated a passion for high quality service and exceptional cuisine working in fine dining restaurants throughout Europe. He has managed food and beverage programs for over 15 communities for a large senior housing operator.

He’s planned and opened several new, converted and acquired retirement communities. In total, Abdai has assisted with menu planning for over 75 communities and developed food and beverage training programs along the way. He’s made it his mission to improve quality and service by creating new systems and procedures.

Currently, Istvan oversees Food & Beverage, Member Services, Housekeeping and Activities for The Garlands of Barrington.