Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

FEB 2019

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84 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • FEBRUARY 2019 ON-SITE PROFILE SENIOR LIVING RESIDENTS CONNECT WITH CULINARY INTERACTION A display kitchen with cook-to-order service at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber enhances the quality of life for nursing home/long-term care residents. By Donna Boss Photos courtesy of Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber S eniors living in the nursing home/long-term nursing facility Health Care Center at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber (OLWT) in Columbus, Ohio, weren't satisfied with the traditional foodservice of- fering. There were few menu choices and no sight lines into the kitchen. The culinary team's response to the residents' dissatisfaction: Heritage Square Grill, which features a display kitchen that sits between two dining rooms and offers increased menu options. Since its opening two years ago, residents feel more connected through the culinary action. "Many dining rooms serving seniors requiring round- the-clock healthcare rely solely on food coming from a behind-the-scenes main kitchen," says John Andrews, divi- sion director of Culinary and Nutritional Services for Ohio

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