Senior Living Culinary Group Overview
Unidine leads the industry in clinical nutrition and dining management for the full continuum of senior living and long-term care. Our unique approach enables our team members to create memorable, restaurant-style dining experiences for your residents through an unwavering commitment to fresh ingredients and service excellence. These two elements guide the development of a strategic partnership that improves clinical outcomes, differentiates your brand, and enhances the lives of your residents.
Find out more about our fresh approach to senior living food and dining management services in the elements below.
The Unidine Way
What makes Unidine so unique is our fundamental approach to food and dining management services, or what we call “The Unidine Way”. Comprised of our vision, mission and values, The Unidine Way defines who we are and guides the actions of our Team Members. We are driven by the challenges of our dining partners and continue to develop our business to exceed their needs. Authenticity and creativity is at our core. It’s a powerful part of our culture that strengthens our team and benefits our partnerships each and every day.
Our culinary standard is simple. As the first company to commit to fresh ingredients and scratch cooking, we know truly fresh food. We use ingredients that are locally-sourced whenever possible, building customized menus around what’s in season, not what’s preserved.
This means your residents won’t have to compromise when it comes to what they eat. Whether they are taking part in our in-room dining program or looking to enjoy a restaurant-style dining experience with their friends, we have designed our business to cater to their needs, delivering authentic dishes with flavors and aromas that create excitement with every meal.
At the core of our business is the belief that the way we serve each dish is just as important as the meal itself. We will never sacrifice quality, as delivering unrivaled guest delight is The Unidine Way. We go the extra mile to learn what matters most to the members of your community; to respond, engage, and even surprise them. This is how we stay responsive to your needs and define what it means to exceed expectations.
From our line cooks to our CEO, we are all committed to living up to the promises we make. We ensure easy access to every member of our team to give you, as our partners, the comfort and peace of mind of knowing we all stand behind the future of your community.
Custom Dining Programs
By concentrating our business on crafting exceptional culinary experiences, we create customized solutions that extend far beyond the dining room.
We take a holistic view of your community to define a dining program that is truly unique to the tastes, interests, and needs of your residents. This approach guides the development of our menus, which are written seasonally to excite your residents with fresh, regional flavors and ingredients. Every component of your dining program, from the design of your dining halls, to individual chefs, is selected to complement the character of your community and support your strategic objectives.
Health & Wellness
Our expertise in clinical nutrition is one of our unique strengths. We go beyond fresh food to offer our partners an expansive network of nutritionists and culinarians that supports wellness strategies and resident outcomes for a more healthful community.
As a critical component of our strategic approach to dining services, we put our full support behind improving the relationship between nursing, dining management, and residents to help you realize both the short and long-term value of integrating dining into your care model.
We have built sustainable practices into our business not because we have to, but because it is an essential part of our culinary standards.
Our approach to sustainability begins with the desire to serve only the freshest, best-tasting ingredients. Our Fresh Food Pledge and Guest Commitment guide our environmentally responsible practice, while building relationships with local growers and suppliers to support your goals for sustainability. Not only do these efforts result in better tasting meals, but they help to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, minimize waste, and reduce costs.
We believe that fresh food provides a fundamental link between human interaction, wellness, and social responsibility. With a wealth of nutrition resources and culinary expertise at our disposal, we look to share our passion for food to benefit, educate, and excite those in your community. We join your community in developing life enrichment programs that educate your residents on the value of making healthy food choices, good nutrition, and becoming involved in their dining experience.
A Strategic Partnership That Supports Occupancy Objectives
We offer more than industry-leading food and dining management services – we provide lasting value through holistic solutions that address the specific economic, social, and healthcare challenges facing your community.
It’s an approach we call Lead With Dining. Developed from years of partnership experience with senior living and long-term care communities, our proprietary Lead With Dining model successfully integrates nutrition and exceptional dining experiences into your care model to differentiate your brand and support your growth strategies. Each element of your dining program is designed to support the unique needs of your residents and community as we work with you to understand your business objectives and current operating standard, strengthening the connection between your nursing staff, dining operations, and resident population.
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