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

“I just wanted to tell you what a fantastic job you guys are doing with the lunch delivery to Pratt [Street]!! I order from CulinArt each day that I am at the Pratt office and it’s been great every time. The food is delicious – especially the soups! It’s so nice to have consistently good food without having to worry about leaving the building. I really appreciate it. Keep up the great work!”

“I will say lunch was pretty awesome today.”

“I have really appreciated the wonderful cafeteria staff we have via Culinart and the thoughtful meals they provide our kids. They're truly one in a million. I have also really appreciated the dedication Parker and CulinArt share to sustainability and green practices on campus. I am so thankful that Parker has chosen CulinArt, a company that shares Parker values, and that they took the time and effort at such a hard time to make sure that Parker is always on the forefront of green practices and safety - never compromising.”

“I wanted to let you know that for this entire school year I have been so well fed! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE all the diversity of salad choices we have each day and the amazing entrees.  My favorites are the carnitas, chili, curry, and cajun chicken days.  I am so grateful for all the care that goes into the food because I know I do not eat enough vegetables or balanced meals without you and your crew's work.  Thank you so much!  You take such great care of us!!”

“Thank you all for such a wonderful grand pasta buffet on Friday! Everything went so incredibly smooth - from set-up to break-down. The menu was thoughtfully planned and the lunch was such a treat and undeniably delicious - the best I’ve ever had! I have heard only glowing reviews of the luncheon. Thank you guys today and every day!”

“Thanks so much for a great week of food here at SCH to start off 2021. Everything has been fantastic. The kids were loving the Chinese food and boxes today. The Moo Shu Pork was amazing. Great work!”

“I ALWAYS feel spoiled by the meal offerings at CSW (The Cambridge School of Weston) and am entirely grateful for it. As I eat today's delicious and lavish lunch (and think about yesterday's as well), I can't tell you how much I feel so well cared for here, both with the food and by the dining hall staff. CSW cares for us in so many ways, both big and small.”

“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.”

“We want to take a moment to celebrate all the employees who worked on the front lines during unprecedented times. Your efforts and dedication to going above and beyond are noticed and appreciated. Thank you for being the heart and soul of CulinArt Group. We couldn’t do this without you. Chef Jay and Chef Paul have been so awesome in the Hubbell Café.  There has been significant change, but they take it in stride and keep the delicious food coming.  We truly appreciate them!”

“I wanted to recognize the individuals at the Valley Forge Site Café who have been supporting us throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.  I have been onsite at least a few days every week since June 2020 and I noticed that the team continued to provide quality and timely service for breakfast and lunch.  They effectively packaged the food to maintain CDC guidelines. Thank you!  ”

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