Not all retirement communities are created equal, and one of the easiest ways to separate the good from the bad is through the food. Nutrition is crucial for our physical health and energy levels, but a good meal is also a boost to our spirits. It’s community-building, and a bright spot in the day.
After half a century of cooking, many seniors are ready to hang up the apron and leave the meal prep to someone else. But that doesn’t mean they want to eat frozen TV dinners. At Berwick on the Lake, residents have another choice. Healthy, delicious meals made by talented, dedicated chefs.
Dining at Berwick on the Lake
- Made from scratch, on site. Berwick on the Lake has four Red Seal Chefs on staff who make almost everything from scratch — including fresh bread and elaborate desserts. “The Red Seal Interprovincial Program is a prestigious certification of apprenticeship in Canada. It’s an endorsement of the skills and experience that apprentices have acquired in their chosen trade, so we’re incredibly lucky to have four Red Seal Chefs at Berwick on the Lake, as well as long-tenured and experienced chefs. Our executive chef Daniel Ross has been with us for 10 years, and the whole team has decades of experience,” says Kat Theus, Community Relations Manager for Berwick on the Lake. Next to nothing at Berwick is frozen or pre-made and reheated, and there’s a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables every day — locally sourced when in season.
- 3 dining rooms, you choose. Berwick on the Lake provides residents with three meals every day, plus snacks. There are usually seven options to choose from, and you don’t have to order in advance. Sit down at the Lakeside Dining Room or the Rowing Club Pub to be served at your table, or pop by the Lakeside Bistro for cafeteria-style dining where you can have more direct input into your meal. All three of these restaurants are open for an hour-and-a-half at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and residents are welcome to stroll in whenever is convenient.
- Flexibility. Have a big adventure planned, or want to sleep in? Tweed’s On the Go is perfect to grab ahead. Choose from sandwiches, salads, yoghurt parfaits, boiled egg, fruit cups and more. Tweed’s Café is also open for your enjoyment – it’s a great place to unwind and visit with friends over a coffee or tea and goodies. Berwick on the Lake also has a beautiful, nautical themed private dining room that seats up to 14 people if you’re planning a special occasion or get together with family and friends.
Follow Berwick on the Lake on Instagram to keep up with the daily adventures of residents, and visit berwickretirement.com/bol to learn more about life at Berwick on the Lake. To schedule a tour, contact Kat Theus at 250-729-3102 or email email@example.com.