Menorah Manor is proud to announce an innovative new menu program. The program, which launched at the end of November 2017, increases options, improves food quality, and makes mealtime a more personalized experience for each resident.
With the help of an advanced recipe database from SureQuest Systems, a company that provides food service technology to senior living organizations across the country, Menorah Manor’s dining services staff has access to thousands of nutritious and tasty Kosher recipes. All of the recipes in the database are dietician-approved and submitted by professional chefs.
“The number of recipe options we’ll have available has dramatically increased,” said Michael Soronen, CEC, director of dining services at Menorah Manor.
Not only will the new recipe database provide plenty of healthy options, but it also makes it possible to tailor the recipes to each resident’s liking.
“Our dietician will put a profile of each resident in the database, including their likes, dislikes and food allergies,” Soronen said. “When we select a recipe, the database will automatically list alternative ingredients for certain residents to ensure that they are happy with the meal. Essentially, our residents will have individualized menus.”
The menu program includes separate 4-week menus for the Marion and Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center and Toby Weinman Assisted Living Residence, as well as specialized holiday menus. The majority of the meals will be made in-house from scratch, improving overall freshness and quality.
In addition to the new menu program, improvements were made to the kitchen. The renovations include new ceiling tiles and LED lighting to brighten up the area.
Rob Goldstein, chief executive officer, said the improvements in the dining services department is a reflection of Menorah Manor’s desire to provide the best possible care to every resident in a warm, homelike, Jewish environment.
“We are always striving to make improvements wherever possible for the continued happiness and well-being of our residents,” Goldstein said.