In many retirement communities, a new trend in their dining programs is emerging. Long gone are the set menus with the same old meals — Instead, the emphasis is on nutrition, customization, and sustainability. There’s a focus on meeting senior-specific nutritional needs, yet also ensuring that seniors are able to enjoy fresh and delicious food of their own choosing.
When choosing a community for your loved one or yourself, it is important to know the dining experience and food options that it offers. Read on to learn more about Harris County, TX senior living community dining services.
Professional Team Members
If you’re looking for high-quality meals cooked with expertise, it’s best to choose a dining program headed by a professional. Some retirement communities partner with professional chefs or local restaurants to ensure the best dining experience for you and your loved ones. An experienced and professional team member means that your meals will be fresh, delicious, and nutritional.
At our Personal Care community, our food service team is headed by Chef Matthew Griffiths, who has been Sous Chef at the Four Seasons Hotel and has also led a kitchen at the Hotel Zaza in Houston. With his extensive experience, he has been leading the team to provide the best dining experience for you and your loved ones.
Many retirement communities now can cater to those with dietary restrictions or specific nutritional needs. A larger variety of food options to choose from ensures that you and your loved ones will be able to meet your dietary needs and preferences. If touring a retirement community, you can inquire about the customizability of their meals and how they resolve the nutritional needs of those with specialized diets.
A new emphasis on fresh and local ingredients ensures that your food will always be of high-quality, and clears doubts on food origins. Many retirement communities pay close attention to the origin of their ingredients, with some even growing their own produce. If you and your loved ones are considering a specific retirement community, you can check if they have a food garden and ask if you can tour it.
Striking a Balance Between Nutrition and Preferences
Menus should be developed with senior-specific nutrition needs in mind, so as to ensure the health of you and your loved ones. Some places even work with professional dietitians to do so. Moreover, as taste buds are lost when you age, dishes should be flavored with spices and herbs instead of salt for nutrition. While customization should be available at mealtimes for you and your loved ones, your foundational nutrition needs should still be taken into account and met.
Our Sensations Dining program is one of our exclusive programs designed to provide you and your loved ones with an amazing dining experience. You and your loved ones can anticipate a variety of dishes in every course, every single day. Be it comfort food or food from all around the world, our culinary ensures that both your nutritional needs are met and your taste buds are satisfied. Contact us now to learn more!