Delivery kitchens help senior living facilities meet their food goals. The kitchens give facilities the ability to serve a range of high-quality items. To make a good impression, many also offer higher-end, classier looking disposable cutlery rather than typical plastic cutlery.
With this business model, the delivery kitchen is modified so everything that’s prepared is prepackaged and individually wrapped, including single-use packaged condiments. All food must be deliverable and all items disposable.
UNIQUE FOOD SERVICES MEET CHANGING DEMAND
Senior living facilities are making far-reaching changes to their food service operations and dining amenities to appeal to current and prospective residents. Providing meals that are nutritious, delicious and created with seniors’ needs in mind can be a differentiator in attracting potential residents.
Transforming food prep and cooking space into delivery kitchens drives a range of benefits and outcomes:
- Allows facilities to capitalize on the food delivery trend.
- Increases resident satisfaction by letting them order food on demand for delivery.
- Enables senior living facilities to expand their menus with items for takeout only.
More senior living facility operators, especially those in urban areas, are expected to consider implementing a delivery kitchen. The delivery kitchen would supplement, or in some cases, replace in-house dining options.