At Putnam Farm at Danvers twice a month, the vibrancy of the kitchen meets the communal nature of the dining room. Our Sensory Dining program brings the excitement of a working kitchen right into the dining area, allowing residents to enjoy all of the sights, sounds, smells, and activity that naturally comes with the preparation of a wonderful meal. Our chefs prepare everything from salads to desserts, right in the dining room, as residents watch, ask questions and share thoughts with our chefs.
Sensory Dining is not only fun and entertaining—it serves a higher purpose. The opportunity to see food prepared breaks up the routine of dining and stimulates resident appetites through the use of aroma, flavor, and visual stimuli. Sensory Dining at Putnam Farm at Danvers also brings our chefs and food service personnel closer to residents, allowing these two groups to engage with one another and share the excitement and sense of community that comes from preparing a great meal together.