15 Foodservice Heroes in Senior Dining who Helped Keep a Vulnerable Population Safe and Fed

SOURCE:  “FoodService Heroes.” Food Management Magazine, August 11, 2020.

Congratulations to Cura team members who were honored in Food Management Magazine’s food service heroes coverage.

They are:

  • Bethanna Heller, St. Anne’s Retirement Community
  • Christine Hastings, Woodbury Senior Living
  • Hannah Curran, Holy Redeemer Lafayette
  • Josh Crandall, Peter Becker Community
  • Mark Olszewski, Phoebe Berks


Recipe Report: Chocolate Almond Cheesecake Parfaits

SOURCE:  “Recipe Report.” FoodService Director Magazine, August 5, 2020.

Cool and colorful parfaits are a treat for the residents at The Terrace at Phoebe Allentown.  Chef Dennis Rivera serves his homemade chocolate almond cheesecake parfaits to residents every Thursday from his “Chef’s Dessert” collection!  You too can recreate something tempting for your residents and staff to enjoy!  Learn how to prepare chocolate almond cheesecake parfaits in FoodService Director Magazine here.

Healthcare Operations Lean on Car Hop Service to get Meals Safely to Visitors, Guests

SOURCE:  “Healthcare Operations Lean on Car Hop Service.” FoodService Director Magazine, August 5, 2020.

Hospital visitors & the local community enjoy new curbside dining services by Cura at Marion General Hospital in Columbia, Mississippi and Wise Health Surgical Hospital at Parkway in Fort Worth, Texas! The front page story in FoodService Director here.

A Senior Living Chef Takes it Outside

SOURCE:  “Senior Living Chef Takes it Outside.” FoodService Director Magazine, July 30, 2020.

The weather is great – so why not take it outside as many of our communities are successfully doing. Here’s another great “Cura” example of how our teams are creating perfect outdoor gatherings for our residents! Congratulations to the team from Presbyterian Senior Living at Windy Hill Village in Philipsburg, PA, on generating this fantastic coverage!

Read more here!  

Cura’s Unsung Heroes!

SOURCE:  “Unsung Heroes.” Food Management Magazine, July 20, 2020.

The July/August hard copy issue of Food Management Magazine kicks off by honoring food service heroes.  Click on the link below.  On flip page 8, Cura is featured at the top of the page for grab-and-go.  Enjoy learning about live streaming cooking demonstrations by Chef/Director Eileen Goos at Presbyterian Senior Living of South Carolina at Summerville.

In the same issue on flip page 23, high school graduates from Laurel View Village in Davidsville, PA, were honored for their hard work and dedication to the residents.

Read more here!

Prepped for Take Out During the Pandemic

SOURCE:  “Prepped for Take Out.” FoodService Director Magazine, June 18, 2020.

Carryout and delivery surged during the pandemic, and most operators plan to continue these options once they reopen. One lesson learned: Certain menu items travel better than others!  Read more about Cura’s fully equipped Wok Wagon at Westminster Woods Senior Living at Huntingdon!  

RECIPE:  Orange-Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

The Story “Behind” the Story on Salad Bar Cravings

SOURCE:  “The Story Behind the Story.” Food Management Magazine, June 18, 2020.


Cura’s salad bars at Punxsutawney Area Hospital  and Holy Redeemer Health System in Meadowbrook, PA, were featured again – this time by video in Food Management Magazine’s  the story “behind” the story.

View the story here!  

New Ways to Satisfy Salad Bar-Craving Customers in Healthcare Food Service

SOURCE:  “New Ways to Satisfy Salad Bar-Craving Customers in Healthcare Food Service.” Food Management Magazine, June  16, 2020.

Healthcare foodservice operators from Cura have been tinkering with some interesting ways to bring back a bit of the salad-bar feel while safely distancing at the same time.  Learn more from Cura operators at Holy Redeemer in Philadelphia; and Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Pennsylvania. 





Senior Dining Chef Live Streams Cooking Videos to Residents’ Apartments During Quarantine

SOURCE:  “Senior Dining Chef Live Stream Cooking Videos to Residents’ Apartments During Quarantine.” Food Management Magazine, May 18, 2020.

Cooking with Eileen is a new live-streaming video series that uses technology to stay connected to an isolated population: senior citizens.  Chef Eileen is keeping seniors hungry for new experiences even while isolated during the COVID-19 lockdown which continues at Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina at Summerville, a CCRC served by Cura.

Read more here!



Healthcare Cook Stitches One-of-a-Kind Masks for Customers at Pittsburgh Hospital During Coronavirus Pandemic

SOURCE:  “Healthcare Cook Stitches One-of-a Kind Masks for Customers at Pittsburgh Hospital During Coronavirus Pandemic.” Food Management Magazine, May 13, 2020

Sheila Shepherd, full-time cook for Cura Hospitality at St. Clair Hospital, shares her spare time, stitches stylish masks of her own design (they have pockets!) and sells them at cost to customers at hospital café.

Read more here!