Food Services For Assisted Living Communities

Balancing upscale dining and nutritional quality.

Photo of pasta prepared by senior living food service.

In food services for assisted living, there’s a fine balance between satisfying residents’ demands for more diverse, upscale dining experiences and providing the personalized care and nutritional quality they need to live well.

At Glendale Dining Services we’ve mastered that balance. We offer a unique, resident-centered approach to assisted living food service management that blends three essential ingredients in a customized, fully-compliant program: Fresh, restaurant-inspired cuisine, resident choice and highly skilled hospitality services.

Photo of pastry created by assisted living food service.

With our focus on these priorities, Glendale Dining Services excels in building close, collaborative relationships with assisted living communities to enrich resident life, improve outcomes and enhance your brand in competitive, long-term care markets.

Discover Glendale Dining Services specialized approach to assisted living food service management.

Discover how Glendale Dining Services can customize a complete, high-quality assisted living food service management program for your community with our specialized approach to:

Food Quality and Menu Development

Photo of food service-prepared chinese cuisine at assisted living community.

Delivering high-quality menu choices and diverse, restaurant-inspired dining experiences isn’t easy for assisted living communities that also cater to residents with special dietary restrictions, or who require one-on-one assistance. With our focus on fresh food, we entrust menu development to our registered dietitians and talented chefs, who collaborate to ensure every meal offers the right mix of satisfaction, dignity and nutritional quality — no matter where or how it’s served.

Culture Change

With 2.5 million baby boomers now past their 70th birthdays, assisted living communities are under pressure to emulate the rich culinary experiences many of these seniors view as vital to an active lifestyle. At Glendale Dining Services, we can support this shift in mindset by crafting creative, food-centered programs and services based on your residents’ needs and interests. From wine and cheese parties to alternative dining venues to organic, vegetarian and vegan food choices — we provide the expanded services and personalized programs you need to embrace culture change in your community.

Staffing and Training

To assisted living communities striving to do more with less, gaps in coverage and sub-standard service can have an adverse impact on results as well as resident wellbeing. Glendale Dining Services eliminates these worries by managing staff recruitment, benefits, scheduling and training activities with the support of our full-service Human Resources group.

Our training and support approach is comprehensive and meets all relevant regulatory requirements — while helping your hospitality team develop the skills and understanding to preserve residents’ safety, comfort and satisfaction.


Glendale Dining Services’s volume food purchasing arrangements and mutually-rewarding relationships with local growers and other trusted suppliers helps to ensure smooth operations while maximizing savings and quality.


With our understanding of changing meal service regulations for assisted living food service management, Glendale Dining Services can reduce risk and drive positive results in your highly-specialized dining environment.

Memory Care

Delivering quality, satisfying food service experiences to your assisted living community’s Alzheimer’s and dementia patients requires specialized nutrition and hospitality expertise. Glendale Dining Services registered dietitians and skilled chefs have experience preparing meals for patients with dysphagia and other eating conditions, as well as the flexibility to adjust menus based on changing cognitive conditions. Our hospitality professionals are trained to meet patients’ unique, personal nutrition needs in a dignified manner, and address challenges related to confusion, distractions and self-care problems with respect and compassion.