Culinary Coach at 3rdPlus was born out of the need for senior living and aging services companies to have direct access to experts in the culinary field.
Our goal is to help you deliver delicious and aesthetically pleasing dining experiences to senior living residents, including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. We do that by supporting YOU. We understand the complexities of delivering hospitality and health services at the same time. Combined with the complexities of workforce issues, it’s a tall order.
Lean on us.
Whether you need an evaluation, some hourly consulting or retainer, we are here!
Sometimes, communities locked into a dining contract struggle to monitor their performance. We’re here to help you navigate your contract, as well as measure what is happening in your dining program and make recommendations for how to move forward.
Development begins with a visit to your community and a conversation with leadership, dining management and residents to decide the scope of offer.
The key components to successful self-operating are a fully engaged leadership team in alignment with the human resources department to attract, hire and retain qualified dining professionals. We help ensure residents are actively involved to achieve the highest satisfaction rating.
A retainer can be perfect for fast-growing organizations, those without a director of dining services or communities moving from a food contractor to a managed, in-house dining program. Culinary Coach offers a variety of retainer structures to fit your budget.
We conduct evaluations and audits to help you with survey-readiness in both your kitchen and dining rooms. We will make recommendations on how to improve or correct areas of concern.
We conduct evaluations and audits to help you with survey-readiness in areas of administration. We will make recommendations on how to improve or correct areas of concern.
You know something needs to change but you don’t know where to start. Whether you’re currently self-operating or using a dining contractor, a great place to begin is a dining program evaluation. This low-stress, affordable engagement to helps you with the next steps.
We conduct reviews of your menus and will make recommendations on how to incorporate more fresh and less processed ingredients. Additionally, audits and reviews of your care plans and nutritional assessments are performed to help ensure regulatory compliance.
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