In 2022 Ovation Communities is undertaking several projects to elevate the dining experience in both the Jewish Home and Chai Point. With a focus on wellness, food quality, and enhanced experiences, residents can expect to see many positive changes throughout the year.

Part of the refresh includes a new partnership with NexDine Hospitality to lead the operations and management of the overall dining service program. NexDine is an industry leader known for their mission-based approach and commitment to excellent quality and service. Residents and visitors will enjoy a new customized dining program tailored to the Ovation community, featuring fresh ingredients and made from-scratch cooking, accompanied by unique restaurant style dining options.

In addition, the Chai Point kitchen is being completely renovated to better serve residents. When it was first built nearly 30 years ago, the kitchen was mainly envisioned as a space for warmup and heating. The renovation will more than double the size of the kitchen allowing for improved workflow, dedicated meat, dairy and parve areas, and top of the line new appliances.

“We know how important it is to make daily life purposeful and enjoyable for our residents, and food is a huge part of that,” said Tricia Cohn, Ovation Chai Point Executive Director. “Everyone is excited to experience the restaurant like dining, wider variety of food options, and choices that support better nutrition and wellness.”

The new space is expected to be complete this summer. In the meantime, Chai Point residents are enjoying dining in beautiful Rubenstein Pavilion, overlooking Lake Michigan.