Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer Fun at The Fountains at Bronson Place

 Each year, our concert series continues to grow. With the variety of bands that come and perform for our residents and guests give us the opportunity to have different appetizers appropriate to the theme. We've already enjoyed a big band theme last month, this month was an island theme with local artist Don Middlebrook performing and next month is a motown theme! Chef Emily has prepared delicious treats for the guests to enjoy. In the attached collage, we had mini pineapple upside-down cakes, strawberry and brie canapes, a tropical fruit platter and coconut shrimp!

DavidAnsel | Assistant Director of Dining Services | Morrison Community Living| Fountains at Bronson Place

Friday, July 21, 2017

Celebration Tuesday Winner

Culinary services at VSB hosted a private VIP dinner for Bateman Community Living featuring passed hors d'oeuvres, chef Jeremy DeRango's inspired five course wine pairing dinner, and chef Davis Knight's chocolate dessert demo. This video celebrates the talent in Morrison and how planning and teamwork comes full circle to pull off a successful event. Thanks to all who supported the event!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

August Promotion Ideas

American Artists Appreciation Month
American Indian Heritage Month
Happiness Happens Month
National Catfish Month
National Goat Cheese Month
National Panini Month: click the link for healthier paninis

1st - US Air Force Day
2nd - National Coloring Book Day: click he link for a free coloring book download for your residents
3rd - Watermelon Day: click the link for unique recipes
4th - Coast Guard Day
4th - Chocolate Chip Day
5th - Mustard Day: Info Link
5th - Oyster Day: Info about oysters
6th - Fresh Breath Day
6th - Root Beer Float Day
10th - S'more Day
11th - Kool Aid Day: Info Link and a Recipe Link
12th - Sewing Machine Day
19th - Cupcake Day
20th - National Honey Bee Day: Fun recipes with honey
24th - Waffle Day: Link to cool info
26th - Women's Equality Day
29th - More Herbs, Less Salt Day: 10 awesome recipes
30th - Toasted Marshmallow Day
30th - International Cabernet Sauvignon Day


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Father's Day Men's Breakfast

 Every month here at NorthPointe Woods, we host a Men’s Breakfast for our residents. We usually have a small group of gentleman who attend every month. During the month of June, we encourage the men to invite guests for a Father’s Day edition of the Men’s Breakfast! This year we had 20 attend and had a great group of outside guests join us! There is always a lot of Kellogg’s and Post talk here since we do live in the “Cereal City” of Battle Creek, Michigan.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Huron County Superfood

The residents of HCMCF enjoyed learning about mixed berries at our On-Display this month. Andra prepared Rich Berry Gelatin and Mixed Berry Smoothies for the residents to sample.

Gina Knoblock, RD, DDS
Huron County Medical Care Facility

Friday, July 14, 2017

Celebration Tuesday Winner

This week's Celebration Tuesday Winner is Westminster Place!

Anchor Bay TasteFest

 Village of East Harbor participated in this year’s Anchor Bay tastefest completion. Our team came home with the Supervisor’s Choice and the People’s Choice awards. Chef Dustin made a favorable smoked Mac and Cheese made with smoked Gouda. On top was a slow cooked baby back rib with caramelized BBQ sauce and chives created by Cook Donnie.
Chef Brian Williams
Morrison Community Living
Village of East Harbor

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Celebrations of Life

It’s hard when a beloved resident or one of their close family members passes away. We feel the loss. At those times, we understand the last thing the family needs to be burdened with is the pressure of planning a memorial gathering. Every soul deserves to be commemorated, and The Waters Restaurant Group has had the honor of handling details for many such events. From intimate gatherings in our private dining rooms, to lavish events that span multiple rooms and accommodate hundreds of guests, our teams value the opportunity to help families and friends remember and celebrate their loved one, one more time.

We meet with the family to hear their wishes, get an idea of how many guests they may expect and respectfully arrive at a budget.  We propose a menu based on their wishes and budget, then adjust the plans until we agree we have met their desires. At recent events we have served cheese trays, fruit trays, deli meat trays, croissant sandwiches, wild rice soup, meatballs, teriyaki chicken bites, caprese skewers with balsamic drizzle, baked brie, cookies and bars. Our beverage service has included coffee, iced tea, lemonade, infused water, beer and wine. We recognize that our food and beverages are a backdrop to their memorial event and that our service must be quietly and perfectly executed.

“The difference we provided from any old caterer was to fulfill their unique requests. For example, they liked the wild rice soup that they have enjoyed in the restaurant and wanted that,” said Grady Meagher, Executive Chef at The Waters of Highland Park. “We definitely encourage residents to use the restaurant for catering, to take advantage of our ability to make special arrangements like this, to reminisce on past experiences, instead of opting for a run-of-the-mill average buffet spread, which doesn't have personal connections.”

Here’s a gallery link to some of the photos from some recent Celebrations of Life at The Waters Senior Living Communities in Minnesota. https://www.flickr.com/photos/155913970@N03/sets/72157685340183645/

Our client, The Waters, has a strict privacy policy concerning residents, so we are not able to show you the many people who attend these events, or the relaxed looks of gratitude we see on family members’ faces. We help our clients show off their communities in the best possible light during these gatherings, and we have received countless hugs from family members. After one Celebration of Life, our client wrote, ”The family was over the moon with how everything went today!  From the support we gave them as a team spiritually/emotionally…to the beauty of the restaurant environment to the amazing cuisine…….They said it was a 10 out of 10!  How wonderful we could provide this family a welcoming community to celebrate their loved one’s life.”

Our compassion shows in everything we do.

 Tina Plant | Sr. Marketing Manager | The Waters Restaurant Group

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Board Menu at Central Baptist Village

 Recent at our Summer Board meeting our chef’s really shined. Thanks to our Executive Chef Phu Lu and Sous Chef TJ Balogun and the newest addition to the team Sous Chef Scott Jindra the Board member had outstanding evening filled with delicious food. 
 They were all wowed by the assortment of new items for them to enjoy.
 Menu included:
Tangerine Consommé
Semi Fredo: Coconut and Passion Fruit Flavored
Caprese Salad with Pickled Red Onions
Crispy Pork and Salmon Wontons
Negamaki Salmon Roll
Sous vide NY Strip Steak on Roasted Potato with a Chimchurri Sauce

Nicole Randa |  Director of Culinary Services | Morrison Community Living |­ Central Baptist Village

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

From Twitter: Fulton Manor

July 4th at Fulton Manor. Petite Filet Mignon for 200 residents. Garret's popcorn for the staff. – at Fulton Manor

Huron County Medical Care helps a resident celebrate his 54th wedding anniversary

Today one of our HCMCF Rehab residents and his wife celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Since staying with us, it has been difficult for him to do anything special for his wife so he asked us if there was some way that he could surprise his wife with a little something special. When presented with that challenge Dining Services swung into action. With the help of Rehab nurses, who helped move a table and chairs and the activity department, who provided a centerpiece and corsages for the happy couple, Dining Services was able to surprise this resident and his wife with a special dinner in his room. 
 The couple was able to enjoy a quiet dinner celebration with their grandchildren complete with their favorite, Carrot cake. The Dining Services staff even signed a card for the couple. Sometimes just doing the little things make a big difference in enriching our senior’s life during their stay with us!

Andra Shier| Assistant Director of Dining Services | Huron County Medical Care Facility

Monday, July 10, 2017

Father's Day Buffet at The Waters of White Bear Lake

 Residents at The Waters of White Bear Lake enjoyed a festive buffet on Father’s Day. The menu included:

BBQ Chicken & Pulled Pork Sliders
Mac & Cheese w/ Assorted Toppings
Baked Beans
German Potato Salad
Pasta Salads
Fruit Skewers
Ice Cream Sandwiches

The Deviled Egg Pasta Salad and Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad were particular favorites.

Tina Plant | Sr. Marketing Manager | The Waters Restaurant Group

Monday Motivation from Elly

Friday, July 7, 2017

Celebration Tuesday Winner

VSB celebrated our BOH culinary team with a Top Chef cooking competition allowing our cooks to develop and showcase a dish of their choice. Congratulations to Alex Sargis who took home first place and a Visa gift card!