Continuing Resident Education with Foodservice Resources
The role of food becomes more and more important as we progress through different stages in life. Within senior living communities, manpower for education around food and nutrition multiplies when you involve a foodservice team. When foodservice teams are engaged by senior living leadership to enhance resident lifestyle, you can expect to see lead dietitians and top chefs come together for organized educational dining events that showcase a live chef demonstration with an easy-to-understand tip about nutrition and dining. With this method, residents learn interesting information around emerging health and culinary practices while seeing their actual chefs and dining staff in action – a novelty, as these professionals are not typically seen during the daily cooking and dining process. Chef demo classes are a social event which allow residents to ask questions, gain confidence in how their dishes are made, and sample new foods that they might not otherwise try.