Top 3 Culinary Innovations in Senior Living
By: Jae Church, Corporate Executive Chef
The senior living landscape is ever-changing, but one facet remains the same: high-quality meals are essential. Food is universal, meaning all residents deserve the best there is to offer. That’s where Morrison Living’s culinarians excel. Here are the top three culinary innovations residents in our communities can’t get enough of!
1. An Engaging Dining Experience
As dining rooms re-open and residents and guests return, we are welcoming them back into fun, engaging, and memorable spaces. From hands-on cooking lessons that spark memories associated with sight, smell, sound, and touch, to dining with celebrity chefs – we take pride in seeing the joy these events bring to our communities. Not only do these engaging dining experiences allow our chefs to use their creativity, but they also challenge them to deliver new trends directly to the residents’ homes.
2. Foods for All Levels of Care
Whether residents are in independent living, assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing – our goal is the same: to create a memorable dining experience, regardless of the care setting. From scratch cooking, ethnic dishes with global flavors, and pub-style restaurants, to texture-modified dishes, calorie-modified meals, and in-room dining. Our person-centered dining approach offers a flexible, comfortable dining experience for all.
3. Sustainable Sourcing
Preparing meals that are both health-conscious and sustainable are a must for Morrison Living’s culinarians. In some communities, that means growing fresh produce on-site. At others, sourcing from local farms. Our teams promote health with an invested interest in protecting the planet, because we know today’s seniors want to know where their vegetables and herbs are grown. We source ingredients from local (within 250 miles) and regional (within 400 miles) sources as a first choice, to support small and mid-sized American family farms.
In this evolving business, we understand the importance of supporting our partners with new, trending, innovative programs and solutions that excite the residents we serve. Our commitment to these culinary innovations is what makes us a provider of choice as we continue to be the best part of someone’s day.