Culinary Services

Food is an essential part of life, and we make it something to savor.

That's why our Executive Chef prepares an array of delicious cuisine for our residents with every meal.

Living at the Birches Assisted Living and Memory Care means you have the opportunity to sample the delicious and a variety of dishes. Or linger with your neighbors over a meal of veal scallopini and a specially crafted cocktail. 

Food is nourishing not just for the body but also for the soul.

Sharing a meal together creates new friendships and new memories, full of laughter and good conversation. Enjoying a delicious dinner or lingering over a glass of wine with neighbors truly makes dining something to look forward to. 

Social Hours

Food and socializing go hand in hand, so we host occasional social hours where our residents can gather and enjoy some conversation, laughter, and if they choose, a glass of wine or beer.

happy hour at the birches assisted living
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Residents have input on menus.

We also believe that part of living well is eating well. That's why Our Culinary Dining Services Director meets with a committee of residents every month to ask them what foods they'd like to see on the menu, gather feedback on recent dishes and ask what entrées they miss from home. 

Popular requests are taken, even fried bologna sandwiches!

This enhances the dining experience for our residents since they have a say in their meals—just like a traditional home. We've even served fried bologna sandwiches because they were such a popular request from many of our residents in Memory Care and Assisted Living.  

We don't serve corporate food.

Unlike many corporately owned Assisted Living and Memory Care facilities, our Culinary team does not order in bulk to prepare meals for several buildings. 

Our team selects the best and freshest foods, ensuring an appealing variety of menu choices for our residents.

Dining In Memory Care

With dementia, sometimes words do not have meaning, so rather than use printed menus, we make up sample plates and show them to each resident. Learn more about our Memory Care dinning.

We provide our residents with a variety of meals throughout the year. This approach is incredibly unique since we don't use a rotating meal calendar. Instead, we focus on incorporating what our residents truly want by offering them several menu choices, served restaurant-style, with every meal.

 

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Resident Culinary Dining Committee

We also believe that part of living well is eating well. That's why Our Culinary Dining Services Director meets with a committee of residents every month to ask them what foods they'd like to see on the menu, gather feedback on recent dishes and ask what entrées they miss from home. 

menu-choices

We offer residents several menu choices.

This approach is incredibly unique since we don't use a rotating meal calendar. Instead, we focus on incorporating what our residents truly want by offering them two entrée choices, served restaurant-style, with every meal.

snacks

Specialized Dietary Needs

Residents with specialized dietary needs are always accommodated by our talented Culinary team members, all while participating in the dining experience.

And for those who want to enjoy a treat or sweet snack, all they have to do is ask.