A La Carte Dining at Windsor Elmhaven Care Center

Imagine starting the day with your favorite omelet, muffins, coffee and juice. It may sound like a visit to your neighborhood coffee shop, but it’s just another Monday morning for Windsor Elmhaven Care Center’s residents.

Windsor’s “Morning Choice Program” offers residents made-to-order specialty omelets cooked table-side with their choice of ingredients. Dietary Supervisor and Chef, Doug Hankins, created the program to endow residents with choice over their dining experience, something old-fashioned skilled nursing centers rarely provide. Having a meal made to order is a luxury in this setting, and residents have enthusiastically welcomed this personal touch.

Given its popular response, Hankins expanded the program with a Wednesday Pasta Party! Residents choose their sauce, meat or vegetables, which are prepared right before their eyes. The Pasta Party has become such a lunchtime favorite that there is more to come. A dinner program is in the works, offering Windsor’s residents more choices of freshly made-to-order meals.