As their foodservice partner, Cura was proud to celebrate the dedication of Menno Haven’s new state-of-the-art rehabilitation center which is in phase one of five in their Project Genesis.
Unlike any in the region, this short-stay rehabilitation center in Mechanicsburg, PA, aids in the recovery of individuals that experience illness after surgery or other trauma. Patients will be able to transition to their care in a setting designed to suit their therapeutic needs and usher them back to their homes, with restored health and mobility.
As part of celebration, we also dedicated Cura’s new 21st-century culinary center which is located within the rehabilitation center and is the new central kitchen for all of Menno Haven. The culinary center is 4,800 square feet and will allow us to increase dining options and food quality by offering more fresh produce/ingredients and implementing large-volume scale sous vide technology.
Bakery production will also be centralized in this new center and all retail items will be prepared and packaged here for all five of the community’s cafés and bistro. Food will be transported daily within the Menno Haven community via a refrigerated truck so each finishing kitchen can complete the food preparation and plating as close as possible to the service to our guests.
An open kitchen concept within the rehabilitation center also allows guest to interact with culinary team members and experience the menu items as they are prepared. The menu will change on a weekly basis and will feature seasonal fruits and vegetables from local Chambersburg farms which will maximize their nutritional values. Guests will have a choice of dining in the café or room service.
According to Jeremy Fry, general manager of senior services for Cura at Menno Haven, “The focus on the dining space in the new building is around fresh, healthy, and made to order menu items.”
The rehabilitation center was also bestowed the “Environments for Aging Design Showcase Award” from the Environments for Aging, a national trade publication in the senior living industry.