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CULINARY SERVICES | COVENANT WOODS | SENIOR LIVING NEAR RICHMOND, VA

Experience enticing flavors that change with the seasons.

Dining at Covenant Woods is different. Chef-crafted and made with the freshest, locally procured ingredients – many of which come from our own campus farm – meals here are always delicious, nutrient-rich delights for the senses. Our executive chef and farm manager work together to plan the season’s crops and menus in sync with seasonal harvests. Residents provide input into what they love and what they’d like to see more of. The result is menus that feature a wide variety of scratch-made, wholesome, delicious foods that are healthful and deeply satisfying.

Speaking of variety, you’ll find three distinct dining venues offering different styles and tastes for every craving. From restaurant-style dining, pub fare, and al fresco options to a sumptuous buffet, a wine cellar, and a grab-and-go bistro, there’s a meal for every mood. Of course, special diets can be accommodated, and vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free choices are always available.

“I get so much satisfaction seeing how happy residents are with the food here. We’ve created something that truly elevates the dining experience. It’s like no other community I’ve seen.”

— Mike Scheff, Director of Dining Services, Covenant Woods

Choose from three dining venues to satisfy any craving.

Fireside and The Terrace at Fireside

Serving lunch and dinner and sporting full bar service, Fireside is known for a varied menu and sociable ambiance. Settle in with friends next to the fireplace or pull up a seat at the bar for drinks during the game. The menu is extensive and well-rounded, offering something for every palate and mood — from juicy burgers, traditional pizzas, fresh salads, and soups to stuffed chicken, seared salmon, and filet mignon. When the weather is nice, enjoy al fresco dining on The Terrace at Fireside overlooking the wilderness trails that wind through the woods on our campus. Or, if you’d rather eat at home, Fireside offers carry-out and room service.

Download the current Fireside menu.

Traditions

This upscale buffet serves breakfast, lunch and dinner selections that include an ever-changing selection of enticing entrees, made-from-scratch sides, soups, a salad and wellness bar, and homemade desserts. A hand-crafted wooden wine wall displays a selection of regional wines.

The Bistro

Feel like keeping it casual? Stop into The Bistro for breakfast, made-to-order sandwiches, smash burgers, grab-and-go salads, soups, and a full coffee and tea bar. You’ll find delicious cookies, muffins, and Nightingale ice cream, too. Always fresh. Always fantastic.

Download the current Bistro menu.

Savor the freshness of farm-to-table cuisine.

No matter which dining venue you choose, you’ll savor rotating seasonal menus that incorporate fresh, organically grown vegetables, berries, figs, and herbs grown on our own campus farm. Covenant Woods also serves fresh-caught regional seafood, as well as meats, cheeses and other ingredients sourced from local purveyors and artisans. Whenever possible, we serve only grass-fed, pastured livestock and free-range poultry. What could be better than wholesome, delicious food that’s planted, grown, raised, and harvested locally?

Would you rather eat at home without the work?

There’s something particularly delightful about ordering take-out and dining in without cooking. Whether it’s a late and leisurely breakfast, a perfectly cooked burger, or something a little fancier, you won’t have to lift a finger or even change your clothes. Simply order carry-out from Fireside or Traditions and eat wherever you choose.

Host a private party for family and friends.

When you want to host a private celebration or other event, our private dining rooms – each with seating for up to 12 people – are available by reservation. And best of all, you can choose to have our culinary team handle all the details – from preparation and cooking to serving and clean-up – which means you’ll be free to relax and enjoy every moment.

Let our catering team bring the flavor to your event.

Owned and operated by Covenant Woods, Woodhouse Catering will create a memorable experience for you and your guests. Our team of master chefs have a passion for culinary innovation and excellence, and their carefully crafted menus offer gourmet quality selections made with the freshest seasonal ingredients to suit a wide range of tastes. For your next party or event, rely on full-service catering from Woodhouse to provide dinner, staffing, rentals and more, or choose express catering for a personal gathering where no service labor is needed.

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CHOOSE TO LIVE WELL

Living well is about active aging and choosing to pursue wellness in mind, body, and spirit. See how Covenant Woods empowers healthy choices.

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TAKE IT EASY

Covenant Woods offers an extensive array of services and amenities designed to make your life easier, more convenient, and a lot more fun.

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STAY WILD AT HEART

Whether you’re a nature-lover, an angler, a gardener, or an avid walker or hiker, Covenant Woods’ 90-acre campus offers endless ways to enjoy the great outdoors.