Senior Dining | CulinArt Group

Senior Dining

Understanding that each senior living community is unique, CulinArt Group designs and tailors our programs to each individual client, customizing dining services to your needs and to the needs of your residents. We continually monitor and evaluate existing client programs to offer the best dining experiences possible. Our retail-minded, restaurant-style philosophy gives us a culinary and service edge, bringing modern dining services to the senior community. Our dedicated infrastructure promotes customized marketing and communications campaigns, ongoing training and development of our staff with special concentration on food safety and sanitation, and a continual focus on health and well-being through recipe development, menu evaluation and interactive education for staff and residents.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Bringing modern dining services to the senior community.

CulinArt Group brings a restaurant experience to your dietary program, eliminating the institutional perception of healthcare feeding and, instead, bringing modern dining services to the senior community. How do we do this? Our perfect recipe combines a long-standing tradition of personalized attention with cutting-edge and innovative restaurant-style dining programs.

For more than 40 years, CulinArt Group has been dedicated to quality, service, and uncompromising excellence across a wide spectrum of dining segments. An industry pioneer in providing modern “food first” dining programs to Fortune 500 companies, esteemed private schools, universities and cultural institutions, CulinArt Group imparts the same dedication and focus to quality dining with variety and freshness to the healthcare and senior dining communities.

CulinArt Group provides incomparable food service management expertise along with unparalleled, cost-effective, custom-designed dining programs for all varieties of individual healthcare facilities, regardless of type.

Our tailored approach will not only meet and exceed the criteria of healthcare administrators, but will improve the daily life experiences of residents, taking the mundane to new culinary heights.

WHO WE SERVE

senior dining-who we serveWe understand that each community is unique.

CulinArt Group shines as a true leader in the world of healthcare, providing quality, cost-effective dining programs for a diverse group of healthcare facilities and senior communities within the regions we serves. Our expertise and focus on senior dining touches each of the segments below:

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitative Care Facilities

Our custom-designed menus are created to meet the specific needs of the aging community. Mechanically altered and therapeutic diets are prepared by our skilled chefs and culinarians in order to provide the highest quality foods, served in a homelike atmosphere to increase socialization and improve residents’ appetites and overall contentment.

Independent Living and Assisted Living Facilities

CulinArt Group’s flexible dining choices accommodate the needs of independent and assisted living residents.  Whether residents are seeking a formal dining room experience or something more casual, like a pub-style bistro, anytime dining, or room service, CulinArt Group offers these solutions and more.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Our menuing at elite retirement living communities combines all segments of dining to meet the needs of every resident based on their specific needs, sophisticated palates, and their desire to have a unique dining experience.

55+ Lifestyle Communities

CulinArt Group provides a myriad of choices so that residents can feel they are attending more than just a meal, but a high-quality dining event. Creativity and innovative concepts assure that residents spend their golden years dining in style.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Healthy living and dining at all ages and for every lifestyle.

CulinArt Group encourages all of our residents to maintain a healthy lifestyle—one that incorporates wholesome, balanced food choices, exercise when possible, and an overall attention to living well. Our expertly trained staff develops menus that are calorie- and nutrient-specific to each resident depending on their dietary restrictions and medical needs, but never sacrifices taste and quality. In this way, CulinArt Group promotes a positive lifestyle that enables all of our residents to Eat Well.

As part of CulinArt Group’s health and wellness programs, we provide consultations and innovative recipes from our registered dietitians, inspirational tips on how to live and Eat Well, annual healthy living awareness programs, and our Eat Well menu program.  Eat Well offerings are clearly marked on menus and adhere to strict guidelines. We also identify vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu items to assist residents guests in making food choices that are right for them.

CulinArt Group is also strong supporter of local farmers and farm-to-fork initiatives. Our Sustainable Solutions programs include local produce offerings, organic, and free-range menu options.  We are committed to preparing and presenting great food, understanding that seasonal, fresh and locally grown foods taste better than foods harvested early and shipped great distances.  We work closely in partnership with values-driven wholesale consolidators and distributors of local foods who share our passion for procuring the freshest local and seasonal menu items.

BREAKING THE MONOTONY

senior dining-breaking monotonyOur goal is to spice up the everyday with unexpected special events.

Our seniors enjoy monthly special dining events and theme meals that range from Hawaiian Luaus to Red, White and Blue Barbecues to Mardi Gras festivities.  Our goal is to spice up the everyday with the unexpected. CulinArt Group is focused on quality food and nutrition with a touch of flair and lots of fun.

In addition to our scheduled dining programs, we also surprise residents with exhibition cooking demos from our team of traveling guest chefs. As a leader and innovator in the diverse onsite dining industry, CulinArt Group is able to share recipes, food promotions and menu specials that are current and on-trend. Residents can also look forward to weekly happy hours before dinner, complete with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment; Sunday brunches featuring freshly made Belgium waffles, French toast, and omelets made to order; feast day celebrations and special holiday meals; and spontaneous barbecues.

And, at CulinArt Group we like to keep things personal. We recognize that celebrating a loved one’s birthday is important to you, and we aim to make it an important part of our dining festivities, as well. To celebrate, we send out complimentary dinner invites to family members and serve a special birthday meal based on the resident’s heritage and/or requests. Private parties for residents and their families are also encouraged.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We are a true business partner to the clients we serve.

Regardless of what type of senior dining facility you are, we know that you must continually review and manage your food service budgets in an ever-changing marketplace. Increased costs, inflationary trends and the overall burden of maintaining costs must be balanced with your goal of providing quality meals and dietary programs. CulinArt Group partners with each and every client to assist in meeting their individual goals, both fiscally and operationally. We pride ourselves on our financial accountability and being a true business partner with each facility we serve. Time and again, CulinArt Group has successfully reduced food service costs and budgets while elevating the day-to-day dining programs for residents.

What our clients are saying

“We had an incredible Alumnae weekend! All of us in College Advancement are so very pleased with the success of this year’s reunion. We continue to receive positive feedback about the delicious food, the presentation and the service. Thank you so much for lending your expertise and knowledge to this weekend. You have my sincere gratitude for your hard work and dedication, you went above and beyond to make everyone’s’ experience memorable. Please share our appreciation with all of your colleagues. We are truly grateful to all of you!”

“All the food available today looked and smelled delicious. [What] I had was fantastic. Thank you and welcome to Fort Worth. We are excited to have you here.”

“Yesterday I ordered the special (Bloody Mary Burger) which was one of the best burgers I’ve ever tasted, [but] this e-mail is not to praise the burger.  Eating the burger reminded me of the great service, professionalism, the smiles, the knowledge and the great food that I have come to love each and every day.  Your team, who really work as a team, take their time to explain nutrition and meal ideas, and encourage healthy eating.  I wouldn’t change one thing about this crew. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for their hard work each and every day.”

“"I'd like to just begin by thanking you for being IMMENSELY better than your predecessors. The food has been lightyears better and even more importantly I find that your staff actually enjoys being here doing what they do!!! I don't even know if I could start my mornings without Stacy and Marcus (and the rest of the gang too!!!) because of the great experience and wonderful food that they help provide for us. Thanks CulinArt!!!"”

“I wanted to thank you all for another successful Commencement weekend.  Once again, the CulinArt team pulled it off! I had the opportunity to visit many events this past weekend and the food looked great, was set up on time, and most importantly the “clients” were happy.  Congratulations on a job well done. ”

“Just want to take a moment to thank you for running such a great kitchen. It’s been a huge benefit to have such a delicious and various assortment of foods to choose from, all without having to leave the building. I’m always amazed at the daily variety and the quality of food that is offered. The cafeteria has made my food choices as easy as can be.”

“We appreciate the excellent service that is a hallmark of the Chadwick Culinart team. You all are such professionals - and you always deliver your service in such a pleasant manner! Thank you for everything you do to help make the Village events successful. We greatly appreciate your talents, efforts, and kindness.”

“What a night! You and your team rocked it and made us look like stars. Great working with you and know we will have more chances to work together on future events.”

““I hope you do the food service in heaven.””

““What a difference a top chef makes to student satisfaction and enjoyment of campus life!  At a recent boarding school conference, food was mentioned as a key retention method and it is really true. The comforts of home are found in good food and meals enjoyed with friends. We couldn’t be more pleased with the healthy and delicious daily options presented by our chef and his team. Frank even has a suggestion box, so he is always open to new ideas and he even offers cooking classes for our students!””

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