Diane Szalai

Director of Dining Services

Diane is a genuine foodie! Diane’s 25 years of experience is a marriage between food service management (MS in Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management from Penn State) and the Culinary Arts (Associate in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY). Under Diane’s direction, highly trained chefs cook food on site. Every kitchen, in every community prepares home cooked meals every day of the year. We focus on scratch cooking with good quality ingredients. And our dining team maintains the highest standards in food safety and cleanliness.

Articles by Diane


Eating Right for a Happy Heart

Food for Thought

Healthy Eating for Quality of Life

Eat Real Food for Better Health

Wheat Berry Salad With Walnuts

Tropical French Toast

Lemon Rice With Raisins and Almonds

Greek Style Chicken

Dining In Our Communities Is Like Dining Out

Laureate Group Chefs Win Top Awards

Is Mom Eating Enough Protein?

Laureate Group Chefs Support YMCA's Something Cooking

Good Thing Whole Grains Are Gaining In Popularity