Kosher vs. Kosher-Style Diets

Kosher diets

Kosher diets stem from the Jewish religion and follow the traditional Jewish law. These laws are found within the Torah, a sacred book of text in the Jewish religion. They provide an outline of which foods are allowed or not, as well as how foods must be produced, processed, and prepared prior to consumption. However,…

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4 Ways our Chefs are Staying on Trend in 2022

Trending foods for 2022

Crafted menus and meals made for our residents follow current and future food trends in the culinary industry. Insights from industry partners like Datassential help chefs look ahead to what’s coming in the food service industry, intriguing residents for each meal. In the new year, our chefs are staying steadfast in following industry trends in…

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3 Ways Our Chefs Are Incorporating Vegetables for Plant-Forward Power

Incorporating Vegetables in Food

Written in collaboration with Chef Jason Ison Innovations and trends around vegetables have led to the leafy greens and bright colored foods no longer staying supporting side dishes and instead. Now they are the main star of the meal. Vegetables are not an afterthought any longer, as the vegetable entrée is now in full effect.…

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Dietitians Explain Why a Balanced Bowl is Good For You

Salad ingredients

By now we’ve all seen those Instagram-worthy balanced bowls packed with beautiful colors and enticing foods, but do you know the health benefits that come with it? Our dietitians love adding balanced bowls to the menu because you can mix and add different whole grains, lean proteins, legumes, and nutritious vegetables to create the perfect…

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Women in Culinary Leading in the Kitchen

chef Marianne headshot in front of fountain

Born and raised off the eastern shore of Maryland, Chef Marianne Zdobysz has spent most of her career working over 2,000 miles away along the west coast. From Seattle to Los Angeles, and even Alaska – her journey up and down the Pacific has awarded the invaluable experiences infused in her ethnically diverse cooking style.…

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Why Outsource Senior Living Dining Services

Morrison Living servers smiling with residents in community at the table

What is Outsourcing? Outsourcing is the business practice of hiring an outside company to perform tasks, handle operations, or provide services. It is an effective strategy to increase staff retention, improve training, and enhance performance – allowing organizations to focus on other business needs while having the details taken care of by outside experts. The…

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3 Reasons to Eat Local this Summer

chef with fresh tomatoes

By: Brittany Kuhl MS, RD, LDNs Have you ever eaten a fresh tomato straight from the garden or farm? If you have, you know just how delightful the tender, juicy vegetable can be. Often, foods from large grocery stores, especially produce, just can’t compete with items that come “straight from the field.” What does “locally…

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Bridging The Generational Gap: A Senior, A Chef, and A Story to Tell

Chef Dave and Natasha at White Sands Community

The beauty of ‘ships – friendships, relationships, partnerships, is that they can start so unexpectedly. Take David B. and Natasha J. for example. The two met at Human Good’s White Sands La Jolla, the only beachfront retirement community located in the entire state of California. David, the community’s senior executive chef better known as Chef…

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Morrison Living Chefs Spice Up Senior Living With Global Flavors

global flavors in senior dining

By: Corporate Executive Chef Ernst Friedermann Foods. Flavors. Aromas. There’s something extra special about international food adventures. While attractions, sights, and shops can be breathtaking and insightful, the way to the heart of any culture is through its food. Nothing quite compares to eclectic dishes made from freshly blended spices, creamy sauces, and botanical flavors.…

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Crafting the Perfect Plate

Chef Robert Campbell story

A plate is a canvas to display any number of creations. Chefs set each item perfectly in place, build towers, splash sauces, and sprinkle garnishes on top. Food has become an art form leading many chefs to pursue a culinary career to create that perfect plate.  Meet Chef Robert Campbell. His passion for food led…

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