The recent Berwick Parksville Western theme dinner was a hit with residents, and it’s not hard to understand why — barbecue ribs, chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans and s’mores brownies had some residents writing letters of appreciation to the chef!

The recent Berwick Parksville Western theme dinner was a hit with residents, and it’s not hard to understand why — barbecue ribs, chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans and s’mores brownies had some residents writing letters of appreciation to the chef!

Food forms foundation for unbeatable hospitality

When every meal is made with love, the community takes notice!

The first residents moved into Berwick Parksville this summer, and they’re already feeling the positive effects of Berwick Hospitality.

While nutrition can often be a challenge for older adults living alone, maintaining a healthy diet isn’t just easy at Berwick Parksville, it’s fun!

“The resident feedback to date has been incredible. We have heard a new phrase, the Berwick bulge, to describe their happy full bellies,” says Corinna Ludovici, Community Relations Manager for Berwick Parksville.

Hot meals are made in-house, with plenty of variety and selection to please a range of preferences. Residents have their choice of venue as well, whether they opt for table service in the 125-seat Dining Room, the heart and soul with service in the Knight & Castle Pub, or hand-crafted meals from Berwick’s chefs in the Bistro.

“It’s more than just choosing when, where and whom you’d like to dine with. It’s the creativity, themes and culinary craftsmanship!” Ludovici says.

Theme dinners make lasting memories

As the Director of Hospitality, Annabel Steben oversees the foodservice and housekeeping departments at Berwick Parksville, and she ensures residents continue to be satisfied. Alongside Executive Chef Brian Levesque, she plans special events for the private dining rooms (there are two private dining rooms available for residents, seating six to 22), as well as organizing any themed lunches and dinners.

“My goal is to make sure that all employees are in a happy environment, happy to come to work every day and growing together as a team. We all strive to see smiles from the residents and work to ensure they continue to love living with us,” she says.

The recent Western theme dinner was a hit with residents, and it’s not hard to understand why — barbecue ribs, chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans and s’mores brownies had some residents writing letters of appreciation to the chef!

“We also received an astounding compliment on our homemade apple pie — one resident said it was better than anything they’ve ever had,” says Chef Levesque.

He builds the week’s menu based on resident feedback, and also features the talents of his staff.

“Gil, being Italian, loves to make pasta and other Italian dishes. Other popular dishes have been the prawn and scallop bake, fish and chips in the pub, our theme nights in the bistro such as the Chinese dinner we just had, and our homemade fish cakes prepared by Trysha,” he says.

Every aspect of life is crafted with care — you could move in this year and celebrate the seasons with the Berwick Parksville family! Call 250-468-6200 to arrange your visit.

To discover more about this all-inclusive, stress-free community, residents’ suites and upcoming information sessions, register at berwickparksville.com or contact Corinna Ludovici at berwickparksville@berwickrc.com.

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