Spruce Mountain Inn’s in-house chef prepares fresh, nutritious meals with a focus on variety, wellness, and community. Meals typically feature local and seasonal produce, healthy proteins, salads and/or soup, and an assortment of side options. Residents and staff dine together in our dining room or common room, often eating outside when the weather is nice. Meals are served buffet style and are a time of community building at Spruce.
In keeping with our focus on independent living skill development, all residents participate in Cooking Group in order to build or advance their cooking skills. Under the guidance of our chef, they will learn fundamentals of menu planning, food preparation and storage, knife skills and a variety of cooking techniques. When they are ready, residents move out of cooking group and join the rotation of residents who cook dinner for their peers several nights per week.
In addition to meals and snacks that are provided, residents may buy and store small amounts of personal snack or food items in a personal cubby and the resident refrigerator.