At MorningStar, our senior living dining experience is inspired by the belief that diet is the centerpiece of personal wellness. Through proper diets and healthy choices, food is a healing medicine unlike any other. It is also one of the great joys of living, especially when enjoyed in community. Breaking bread together provides far more than physical nutrients; it bonds us as family and friends.
Our trained Executive Chefs design seasonal menus that feature the freshest ingredients from high quality producers, locally sourced when possible (sometimes from our own resident gardens).
Offerings on our all-day menu are largely prepared from scratch, just as our residents would have done in years past, with daily and weekly specials as well as a la carte items. Some communities feature full bar service; others, wine and beer selections during happy hour and at meals.
We welcome resident feedback, and tailor our menu to their suggestions shared in the dining moment or at Resident Food Council. And like all great chefs, ours love exhibition cooking. Today it might be Bananas Foster in our dining room. Tomorrow, a lesson on pastries in our Life Enrichment kitchen.
We also understand diets alter as we age. Our Chefs are trained in how best to modify menus and recipes to accommodate changing needs and tastes. Our nutritional choices include low sodium, sugar free, no sugar added, vegetarian and low fat for residents to self-manage.
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BrainWise Foods are Featured in Our Dining Services
BrainWise is as much a lifestyle as it is a program at MorningStar by which we prioritize the use of ingredients known to support brain health by their high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. The charge of MorningStar’s culinary team is not just to create flavors to delight the eye and palate, but to leverage the phenomenal benefits of these aptly named “Super Foods,” items like acai berries, Omega 3 fats, dark chocolate and dark greens. More Info.