Here at Lakewood, we know what a monumental decision it is to select a Senior Living community for your loved one. We also know that their dining experience is an integral part of making sure that they — and you — are happy with that decision. That’s why The Chesapeake is so proud to partner with Cura Hospitality. Cura’s chef-centric, farm-to-table culinary approach has earned them countless industry accolades and awards and provides the foundation for the Lakewood dining experience.
Our goal is to cater to the palate of every single resident. With menus and programs that begin with a cook-from-scratch approach, we are committed to indulging the tastes of our most fervent meat-and-potatoes dining enthusiasts as well as our more adventurous food explorers, who are always ready to embrace the latest dining trends.
Our Chefs are constantly refreshing our menu options so that our residents don’t have to choose between comforting classics and the latest culinary innovations. We know sitting down to enjoy a favorite meal, expertly prepared, represents more than just nutrition to your loved one. It’s nourishment for their soul as much as for their body.
It’s a chance for your loved one to create a new memory with each meal, whether it’s enjoying a surprising twist on an old favorite, or finding a new culinary indulgence to delight in. Dining at Lakewood is an experience. That experience is the result of a Chef-led team of culinary, dietary and hospitality professionals who are committed to meeting and surpassing a level of excellence every single day.
Our dining team prides itself on attaining Culinary Gold Standards certification each year. A robust and comprehensive program that addresses every touchpoint of resident dining, achieving Culinary Gold means ensuring fresh, nutritionally-rich ingredients that fuel our menu offerings. It also means that, unlike many other Senior Living communities, our dining servers are trained hospitality employees, not nursing assistants. They are professionally trained and actively participate in ongoing educational programs designed to ensure that every resident has an exceptional dining experience, not just a good meal. We’ve earned a reputation for outstanding dining by implementing programs like Cura’s Seasonal Plate and BeWell.
Lakewood residents are treated to the flavors of the season with one of our premiere signature culinary programs, Seasonal Plate. Seasonal Plate recipes are designed to bring excitement and anticipation to the Dining Room through a collection of monthly recipes that leverage seasonal ingredients for mouth-watering menu selections. By encouraging our residents to eat foods that are in-season, we are also facilitating healthier choices. Our Chefs design different Seasonal Plate recipes each month to introduce our residents to various flavors and foods. Many of our Seasonal Plate recipes come from BeWell, our signature wellness program.
Lakewood prides itself on never forcing our residents to choose between healthy and delicious. By adopting Cura’s award-winning BeWell program, we make the healthy choice the easy choice for our residents. Our Chefs choose locally sourced whole foods and bring the most nutrient-dense recipes to the table without compromising taste. We also present BeWell options on our menus with a strategically placed icon so that our residents can quickly scan their menu to determine the healthiest options available. We recognize that dietary restrictions are often a part of aging, but Lakewood is committed to taking your loved one’s dining experience to the next level by providing healthy meals that keep our residents excited and fully engaged. Sitting around the table with other residents while enjoying foods that are compliant with their individual nutritional needs, helps foster a sense of community among those who make Lakewood their home. We’re so excited to welcome your loved one to their new home!
Come join us for lunch and experience our exceptional dining firsthand.
Cascades offers refined dining for lunch and dinner. Here you’ll enjoy exquisite full-course entrées and chef’s specials served with impeccable hospitality — and no tie required!
Should you and your guest prefer an intimate and upscale fine dining experience, the James offers a variety of selections suited to your tastes. A private dining room can also be reserved for a special occasion with family and friends.
Relax and enjoy our stylish grill that features fast-casual fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s your place to enjoy hearty omelets, creative salads and delicious handhelds.
Currents is the perfect place to sit back with friends and enjoy delicious, pub-style fare with a great glass of wine or local craft beer.
When you’re in the mood for dining al fresco, there’s plenty of room and comfort on our expansive terrace that flows gracefully along three sides of Lakewood Clubhouse offering beautiful views of the lake and the woods beyond.
Grab-and-Go and Takeout
When you need to grab something on the run, our tasty Grab-and-Go options are the perfect answer. Or if you prefer to dine in your residence, we’ll deliver from any of our menus right to your door.
Dining in Richmond
Richmond, Virginia, is a food lover’s paradise, where delicious dining abounds. Practically everywhere you turn, there’s a unique culinary experience for every taste and style to be discovered. And we provide transportation to many restaurants in the West End.
The Dine-Out Program at Lakewood
Lakewood’s Dine-Out Program offers exciting options for residents! Residents use their declining balance meal plans to purchase gift cards to local restaurants increasing dining choice and variety. The gift cards are conveniently located for purchase in our community at the Cafe 1900. Lakewood is the first community in Virginia and the second in the country to offer this type of dining program. Restaurant gift card purchases are subject to availability. The restaurants where residents can purchase a gift card using dining dollars may change from time-to-time.