Culinesse, from Latin culina (of the kitchen) and esse (essential nature), is a forward thinking boutique hospitality brand that elevates retirement community living by centering on highly personalized resident and guest experiences. Our senior living management company is designed for senior living communities who seek to develop their own individual identities while having access to our team’s expertise, support and resources. Helping clients nurture their brands is our passion because when they thrive, everyone thrives. Transparency in pricing, sourcing, communications, preparation methods and ingredients is the backbone of the Culinesse brand. All that we do is done with purpose and honesty. Culinesse understands the importance of nourishing the whole person and respecting the sacredness of the environment. through the sourcing of local ingredients and fostering joy through our menus, we’re able to create life-enhancing and authentic food that connects us all. On top of our creative LPC dining options, our team is also continually focused on helping your facility hire and retain the top talent in the industry through our food career services. We’re proud to help those throughout Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Richmond, VA; Roanoke, VA; Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC, and the surrounding areas.
Our goal as a CCRC management company is to respect the essential nature of food, help find purpose and build a culture for every community we service. Contact us today to discuss your dining and guest needs and to learn more about our services!
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
PAY FOR JUST WHAT YOU NEED, NOTHING MORE
Our professional consultants analyze and offer recommendations that enhance operational performance. We review services from quick service restaurants to fine dining establishments, pubs to coffee shops. We help with hiring and training procedures, creating corporate culture, financial reviews, dining services efficiency studies and more with our operations consultants. We match our experts to our clients’ unique needs, always respectful of culture.
We work with each client to create a highly personalized dining services plan that differentiates each client from other communities in the region, builds a strong sense of community between residents and staff, and helps each community achieve their purpose. By starting with a culture-aligned leadership team at each community, we engage residents, families and team members in pursuing a vision for culinary experience excellence with unique standards, systems and programs.
VALUES, our CULINESSE foundation
ALWAYS FLAVORING FOOD AND GUEST SERVICES WITH MEANING™
FOOD IS TRANSFORMATIVE
PEOPLE DESERVE RESPECT
HEALTH IS INTERDEPENDENT
LEADERSHIP BELONGS OUTFRONT
RESULTS ALWAYS MATTER
INNOVATION IMPROVES LIFE
WE WILL NOURISH THE GROWTH, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS OF ALL.
WE WILL BE KIND, HONEST AND LIVE “THE GOLDEN RULE.”
WE WILL PROTECT THE HEALTH OF PEOPLE, SOIL, PLANTS, AND ANIMALS.
WE WILL LEAD FROM THE FRONT AND EXIST TO SERVE THE FRONTLINE.
WE WILL HOLD EACH OTHER ACCOUNTABLE AND PRACTICE GOOD STEWARDSHIP.
WE WILL ENCOURAGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND RESPONSIBLE RISK-TAKING.
OUR GREATER PURPOSE
We are leaders who teach. With food as our medium, we nourish human connections to personal health, nature and each other.
We provide life and relationship-enhancing dining services to those who live and work at the most highly respected senior living communities in our region. Around food, we help friends enjoy friends.
We will earn the privilege of serving as trusted advisors and business partners to the most successful and socially impactful senior living community owners and operators in our service regions.
Locally sourced ingredients and favorite local brands add joy to life! Culinesse starts with getting to know the residents’ current lifestyles, food preferences and even life experiences prior to moving into the community to zoom in on the tastes and flavors that bring residents‘ fond memories to life. Under the direction of an imaginative Culinesse chef, menus are tailored to reflect the chosen identity of each client’s community and to honor the tastes of each community’s resident population and culture.
Food is nourishment, but not just for the body. Food nourishes the mind and soul of each person, uniquely. People come together around food; the sights, smiles and conversations lift spirits, make us feel good and give us a reason to look forward. At Culinesse, we believe that, “an intimate connection exists between the food that is native to a region and the people living there. The heart, soul and character of the land lie within its food.”
Dine outdoors on the patio or in the pavilion. Enjoy a beverage and snack in the lounge. Order takeout or delivery to enjoy at home. Plan a special event with the catering team. Special dining for special times gets equal focus at Culinesse.
“Happiness is about judging life positively and feeling good. Life satisfaction is having life meet your expectations.” – Mather Institute
Community is a group of individuals who share a mutual concern for one another. Real favorite foods may not cure, but they offer hope and healing to residents, families and the team members who serve them.
At Culinesse, we are a boutique hospitality provider who practices capitalism with a focus on improving social outcomes.
We are about working to make a fair profit with an ideology of the pursuit of well-being for all people. We will:
- partner with and invest in non-profit organizations to solve social and environmental issues.
- actively seek out and purchase products from companies who are socially and environmentally ethical.
- value people by creating a positive empowering culture that allows people to be engaged, happy and able to reach their full potential.
- pursue long-term goals that support investment, growth and sustainable prosperity for everyone.
- use our hospitality network to offer travel and entertainment opportunities to clients, communities and residents.
We are excited to share our hospitality, foodservice and industry connections with our clients, communities and residents to bring health and happiness to them while at home or traveling in our region or beyond. Together we make life better!