Our Culinary Expertise
As dementia progresses, your loved one’s appetite may decrease. This can be a major challenge for both the resident and their family. This is why Grand Brook has carefully designed our culinary program to provide your loved one their preferred choices. Additionally, extensive research has been conducted to incorporate techniques to increase appetite and to ensure our residents get the best nutrition possible.
Meals we serve in our communities are made from scratch. Grand Brook’s trained professional chefs create each dish from the freshest ingredients. In fact, each of our Grand Brook communities incorporates fresh organic herbs grown from our own herb gardens. The herbs are carefully tended and cared for by our residents and then used by our chefs in meal preparation. Herbs help to increase the aroma of food while providing additional flavors to foods, which have been found to aide in increasing the appetite of people with dementia. Every meal is designed to appeal both aesthetically and to the taste.
Every Grand Brook kitchen is a member of the American Culinary Federation. Through membership in the ACF, each Grand Brook chef and dietitian receives continuing education on current trends, preparation techniques and culinary best practices. Our entire team works closely with our chefs to provide your loved one with menus that balance nutrition with appetite appeal.
Call 214-531-8796 today to speak with a Grand Brook team member or to schedule a tour.