Food Services…

Q: Which meals are included in the rent?

A: Continental breakfast and the evening dinner meal. 

Q: Is lunch offered?

A: Soup and sandwiches are available for purchase on certain days of the week from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the dining room. 

Q: How many dinner choices are there?

A: We offer two different meal choices each evening. In addition, we can also steam or pan fry fish as an alternative if you prefer. We can frequently offer a vegetarian choice if need be. 

Q: What if I do not wish to eat the menu choices on a particular day?

A: Talk to the cooks on duty early in the day to see what other alternatives they may be able to offer you. They are generally quite flexible and will do their best to accommodate your nutrition needs. You can ask a server to request the chef on duty come speak with you or you can simply call the kitchen directly. 

Q: What if I have an allergy or a food intolerance?

A: Our kitchens are not set up to accommodate severe allergies or food intolerances. You may wish to consider this carefully as we gear our cooking style towards the majority. 

Q: Do you offer foods for specialized diets such as diabetic, sodium restricted, gluten-free, etc.?

A: We do not cater specifically to specialized diets. Proper nutrition is of utmost importance in our kitchens. We offer enough variety and choice that the average person on a specialized diet should be able to mix and match to build a balanced, nutritious meal for their personal needs. If you are uncertain, we are here to help with any concerns or information you may need. Our menus are formulated around the most current food guide for seniors and designed to reflect the personal preferences of our resident population. 

Q: What is included in breakfast?

A: The breakfast buffet includes freshly baked muffins and other pastries, toast, cereal and various fresh and canned fruit. Often you will also enjoy yoghurt, cottage cheese and cold hardboiled eggs. Twice weekly, a chef prepares a hot breakfast buffet for you to enjoy. Those items may include scrambled, fried or poached eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, Belgian waffles, brunch casseroles, grilled sandwiches, Denver Mix or whatever else may inspire them! 

Q: What is included with the dinner meal?

A: Dinner will start with your choice of beverage; coffee, tea, or various juices. You will be given the option of having a freshly baked dinner roll to accompany your choice of soup or salad. After you’ve enjoyed your entrée, you will be offered the dessert of the day. If you do not wish to have the dessert of the day you may choose a cup of sugar-free ice cream, a sugar-free cookie or some fruit cocktail. 

Q: Is the food cooked from scratch or are meals pre-packaged?

A: We believe in a holistic, natural approach to cooking as opposed to using pre-fabricated, processed foods. Most dinner menu items are made from scratch, including our soups. We do our best to keep our kitchens free of MSG and trans-fats. 

Q: What times are the meals available?

A: In Concordia Village 1, breakfast is available daily from 7:30am-10:00am. In Concordia Village 2, breakfast is available from 7:00am-10:00am. Lunch is available for purchase between 12:00pm-1:00pm. In Concordia Village 1 the dinner meal is served from 4:00pm-5:30pm. In Concordia Village 2, we have two different seating times. The first seating is from 4:00pm-5:00pm. You are welcome to come in as early as 3:30pm if you wish. The second seating time is 5:30pm-6:30pm. Upon move-in, your seating time will be assigned to you. Accomodating preferences in seating time will depend upon availability. 

Q: Are there assigned seats in the dining room?

A: That is entirely up to you. You may choose to have an assigned seat or you may choose to keep your options open to move tables at your leisure. The latter choice is a terrific way to mingle and make new friends! 

Q: Am I allowed to invite family and friends to join me for dinner?

A: Absolutely! We love having guests join you for meals! We respectfully ask that guest arrangements are clearly marked in the reservation books which are at the entrance of each dining room. We prefer one day’s notice so that we can ensure we have ample food prepared. Guest meal tokens must be purchased in advance at the front desk. We don not accept cash in the dining room. 

Q: If I host a party or gathering in one of the many multi-purpose rooms available, can the Food Services Department provide catering?

A: Yes! We have a comprehensive catering menu and we are also happy to customize a menu to suit your needs.