Colorado is Latest State to Welcome Unidine's Fresh Food Dining Solutions

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Unidine, the fastest growing dining management services company, expands reach to meet the growing demand for fresh food solutions in hospitals, senior living communities, corporations and the education sector

“Unidine elevates our culinary offerings for our residents in all of our living environments ,” Dan Shields, Chief Executive Director, Casey's Pond

An award-winning, progressive senior living campus in Steamboat Springs, Colorado has tapped Unidine Corporation to manage culinary services, marking the 23rd state for the growing Boston-based company. Casey’s Pond opened in 2013 as the first continuing care retirement community in a rural mountain resort market and is already recognized as one of the best in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report.

According to Dan Shields, chief executive director at Casey’s Pond, Unidine was chosen based on the company’s commitment to cooking from scratch and locally sourced fresh ingredients, as well as a focus wellness and innovative nutrition programs. “Unidine elevates our culinary offerings for our residents in all of our living environments with exciting menus and great attention to those with special dietary needs,” Shields explained.

The culinary team at Casey’s Pond is led by Chef Charles Fleischman, who brings over 30 years of award-winning culinary experience in the fine dining, hotels and dining management services. Recently Fleischman achieved the highest level of resident satisfaction attainable while working for a senior living community in Denver. He was also Executive Chef for Lockheed Martin in Denver and General Manager for Denver Salad Company.

“With Chef Charles’ culinary expertise, the Casey’s Pond team has embraced our Fresh Food Pledge and our scratch cooking philosophy,” said Richard Schenkel, Unidine’s CEO and founder. “By selecting Unidine to transform the culinary experience, Casey’s Pond is enhancing its commitment to residents, staff and the community.”

Unidine is recognized for innovative community outreach programs that include diet and nutrition education, community dinners, as well as local food supply sourcing and hosted farmers markets. The company is focused on revolutionizing what was once simply known as institutional dining to meet the expectations of today’s consumers as featured recently on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

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About Unidine Corporation
With operations in over 200 locations, Unidine Corporation is a leading provider of food and dining management services for clients throughout the United States. Founded in 2001, Unidine’s success is derived from consistent execution in four key areas: exclusive focus on food and dining management services; a commitment to scratch cooking with fresh, seasonal, responsibly sourced ingredients; exceptional customer service and a corporate culture enlivened by each team member’s passion for culinary and service excellence.

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