Pleasant scents will greet you at the door as the chefs prepare home cooked meals on site. Residents and their guests select the meal of their choice from the daily menu that offers different fares each day.
The feeling of eating outdoors is an everyday enjoyment during meal times. With the main dining room constructed with three window walls, the natural light is critical for our health and wellbeing. We believe that if we receive adequate light levels at the appropriate time of day benefits our resident’s alertness, mood, productivity, sleep patterns and many aspects of our resident’s physiology.
Home cooking isn’t always home cooking anymore
Boxed mixes, frozen dinners, canned foods, and pre-packaged, portion controlled, pre-seasoned meats or vegetables that a cook finishes and puts on a plate, creates convenience that many restaurant chains and institutions have come to depend on.
These convenience foods come with a cost that is much higher than just the price of the product. High fat, high salt, high fructose corn syrup, food dyes, preservatives, and chemical additives are compromising health and are questionable ingredients for seniors who already have a delicate digestive system. Home cooking, especially when done well, has many more benefits than you might think.
Food borne illnesses aren’t rare at all. In any given week you can usually find at least one article about a recall, a restaurant being shut down, or someone becoming ill from the food they ate. When meals are prepared from scratch and eaten fresh there is much less of a chance of contamination. Careful handling of fresh ingredients makes it less likely to cause a problem.
No one is as careful about your food safety and nutrition as we are. Convenience, processed and bulk processed foods are high in fats, salt, sugar, and preservatives. Real home cooking means that your food is fresher, more nutritious, and, we are better able to control and segregate ingredients to manage food allergies and special diets.
At Georgian Bay Assisted Living and Memory Care when we say home cooked meals we really mean it.
We operate a professional kitchen, where a real chef, not a cook prepares the meals. We use fresh ingredients, we source local and in season whenever possible. Rest assured, not only will you be eating well we will be able to meet your specific dietary needs.