MENU NARRATIVE OCTOBER 26-NOVEMBER 1
FOODS TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads has three dining venues: the Jefferson Dining Room, Fireside, and the Bistro. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, none of the communcal dining venues are open at this time. Meals are ordered daily and room service delivery is provided.
The Director and Assistant Director of Dining Services supervises the department; managers and supervisors are responsible for service in the three venues, catering, and employee scheduling and training. A registered dietitian helps develop menus and special diets. The Director and Assistant Director, Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef, and the Dining Services management team oversee food preparation.
Covid-19 has resulted in many changes to the way food service is provided. Communal dining is no longer allowed and residents select from menu choices on forms found in the elevator lobbies on each residential floor. Each week a descriptive narrative of menu highlights is presented (see Link above). In July to-go orders began to be offered three nights a week from a limited Fireside menu. This menu is shown in the At-a-Glance menus and by clicking on Fireside on the home page's Today's Menus button. Instructions for ordering from the Fireside menu are available HERE.
Health Care Center, Assisted Living, and Terrace
Residents in the Health Care Center, Assisted Living, and the Terrace may select items from the menus provided at each meal, subject to their physicians' orders. Meals are currently only served in resident rooms.
Patio Gas Grill
During the summer, a gas grill is available to residents for their personal use. The grill is located on the patio outside the Board Room in the Crossroads Building. Here are a few housekeeping guidelines to follow:
- Residents are responsible for turning the grill on (electric start) and off.
- Residents are responsible for cleaning and scraping grates (tools will be provided).
- Residents are responsible for re-covering and fastening grill cover (once cool) after each use.
- Fire extinguisher is located on the patio near the grill.
- For mechanical failure or an emergency, contact facilities management/front desk by dialing 0.
Substitute food items are always available for residents who are unable to eat the regular menu. Residents having special physician-ordered dietary needs are encouraged to discuss their limitations with the dietitian by appointment. Substitute items should be requested from an employee or supervisor.