Thursday, October 19, 2017

Celebration Tuesday Winner

Celebration Tuesdays are a highly anticipated event at Masonic Pathways.  Each Tuesday we present hospitality recognitions, introduce new staff, and have an appreciation message to the staff.  We tie this all into how we Enrich the Lives of the Residents Everyday.  
This week a new associate thanked her trainers presenting them with a certificate.  Chef Ross put together a great buffet of food and beverage.  It is our tradition here at Masonic to hold these celebrations EVERY Tuesday, regardless if we have new staff, as there is always something to celebrate!

Danielle Cataline, RD | Director of Dining Services

Villa St Benedict Alzheimer's Walk

Residents, family, and staff at Villa St. Benedict came together bright and early on a Saturday morning to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The culinary team all tie-dyed purple shirts together so we would stand out in the crowd! The residents were so touched that our team came together to participate in this event. Our staff really loves what they do and all of the residents here so supporting this cause meant a lot to our team!

Liz Blume  |  Assistant Director
Villa St. Benedict

Masonic Pathways in Alma, Michigan recently celebrated Oktoberfest!

The meal highlighted traditional German fare including:
                                                                               Beef Roast
                                        (Topped with mustard, onion, bacon, and pickle)
                                                                    Roasted Red Potatoes
                                                    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Squash
                                                                               Pretzel Roll
                                                            German Apple Streusel Cake

All 10 dining rooms were decorated to resemble Oktoberfest to complete the experience for residents. We had centerpieces, fun facts, and “Learn to Speak German” cards for the residents to read at each table. Overall, the meal was successful and fully enjoyed by the residents.

Danielle Cataline, RD | Director of Dining Services

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

National Healthcare Food Service Week

To celebrate National Healthcare Food Service week, The Waters Restaurant at The Colony provided daily treats to associates. On Friday each associate received a water bottle with treats and a pen inside. We love our associates! We are so thankful for every one of them. This week has been full of treats and celebrating them every day!

 Andrea Krueger
Director of Dining Services
The Waters Restaurant Group / The Waters at The Colony

EHM Pop Up Teaching Kitchen

This month EHM Senior Solutions set up a pop-up Teaching Kitchen to generate excitement within the community!  We connected with area older adults and community partners to give a sample of our future initiative. 
We drew in participants with a fall-themed smoothie and sent them home with a chef-constructed “energy” snack, and healthy recipes! 
Christina Weber MS, RD
System Director, Nutrition and Wellness
EHM Senior Solutions

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bulletin Board Revamp at Villa St Benedict

Here at Villa St. Benedict we revamped the bulletin boards in the server alley. The servers walked in to work and were pleasantly surprised to see their new boards. All of their information is easily accessible, suggestion cards available to them, and all of their recognition posted on our new Hospitality Experience board! They enjoy walking into work and seeing inspirational quotes to motivate them on days they really need it.

Liz Blume  |  Assistant Director
Villa St. Benedict

Arabella Room Menu at Lake Forest Place

On October 14th and 15th, our Executive Chef Taras Virstiouk created and executed a menu for our fine dining Arabella room. Residents enjoyed and expertly prepared prefix menu with wine pairings and were able to talk to the chef about how he prepared the menu and where his inspiration came from. Here is the menu that many got to enjoy:



Apple, Carrots, Walnuts, Cumin Crema, Tomatoes, Kale, Toasted Brioche Bread

Cucumber Tartare, Lemon Crema, Rye Chips, Shaved Radish


Quinoa, Fennel, Orange, Capers, Shaved Beets, Dill vinaigrette

Corn Bread Puree, Roasted Beets, Sautéed Kale, Pomegranate Seeds, Fried Shallots

Balsamic Glazed Crimini Mushrooms, Thin Potato Fries, Asparagus and Bistro Butter


Maple Ice Cream

Almond Tuile

Brian Kempf | Assistant Director of Dining Services | Lake Forest Place 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Celebration Tuesday Winner

We just rolled out our new PCC Tray Card, menu, and meal service system at our recent opening at North Ridge Health and Rehab. Our opening team, directors, and account team members have been working hard in implementing a whole new way of service that focuses on Person Centered Care. We are so excited to be better serving our residents!

Melissa Horstman (Heintschel), MS, RD, LD | Traveling Nutrition Care Manager |
North Ridge from Melissa Heintschel on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rave Reviews at Weinberg Community

Chef Jeremy DeRango received rave reviews from our CEO and Executive Director following a sample tasting of the menu that will be served to the Annual Board Dinner for CJE SeniorLife that will be held at the Weinberg Community on 10/17/2017. 

Jennifer Reiner MS, RD, LD | Senior System Director, Dining Services

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Arabian Nights Reserve Dinner

Residents at Villa St. Benedict enjoyed a beautiful evening at our Arabian Nights themed reserve dinner. They enjoyed a 4 course meal  and wine pairing featuring a shrimp, tomato, and cucumber salad, chicken shawarma, spiced grilled lamb, and qataef.  
Residents were in awe looking at the beautifully decorated table with colored glass and hanging lanterns. Everyone left happy and full after this night to remember.
Liz Blume  |  Assistant Director
Villa St. Benedict

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

From Instagram: Waters of Edina

Employee Wellness Event at Lake Forest Place

Last week we kicked off our Employee Wellness Initiative.

LFP Dining teamed up with Human Resources to roll out our first Wellness event. All employees were welcome to join us at three different times to come and get a salad shaker and 'Build Your Own' salad. 
Employees had a blast getting to choose what they would like to have on their salad and loved the salad shaker cup.
 Since the event, employees continue to bring their salad shakers in for lunch and have them filled up in our bistro.

Brian Kempf | Assistant Director of Dining Services | Lake Forest Place

Friday, October 6, 2017

Leading Age 2017: New Orleans

Be sure to share this information with your clients and executive teams.
Join us at Leading Age! Sign up for the Teaching Kitchen experience here!

Celebration Tuesday Winner

Last week we had a very bitter sweet moment at Lake Forest Place. We celebrated our Sous Chef Patrick Cleope's last day at LFP because he has been promoted to the Executive Chef at The Moorings. Patrick has been a very strong member of the dining team for about two and a half years and has left a lasting impression on residents and employees alike. He is a very unique chef, he has been very successful at filling a roll that involves a very wide range of talents everything from healthcare menus to fine dining menus. We have asked a lot from him during his time here and he didn't only get everything done, he went above and beyond to ensure our residents' satisfaction.

 We would like to wish him the best of luck in his new position and that we will miss him greatly at Lake Forest Place.

Brian Kempf | Assistant Director of Dining Services | Lake Forest Place