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Multicultural Snacks Trending in Senior Living

As global food trends continue to impact snack food offerings, Cura offers exotic flavors that appeal to a multicultural diverse senior population. 

At Providence Point in Pittsburgh, PA, these flavors are extremely popular in the Madison Café where residents have enjoyed recipes from Seasonal Plate, a program developed by Cura's parent organization, Elior North America that highlights seasonal ingredients. 

Some of the popular items were the Vietnamese noodle bowl, Asian chicken and quinoa lettuce wraps, ancient grains with spring vegetables, habanero chicken sandwich and a summer vegetable farrow bowl.

According to Cheryl Torre-Rastetter, Cura director of dining services at Providence Point, we incorporated these exotic flavors into lighter snacks such as a homemade harvest snack mix, seaweed popcorn and a hummus sampler offered at the Madison Café, where live cooking demonstrations engage residents and conversation!

The staff and residents enjoy the change!   It promotes excitement in dining services and is a great conversation starter as we discuss flavors, aromas and where the foods originate,” says Ms. Rastetter.

The exotic flavor offerings also increased engagement with staff as well as retail sales!


Cura is a highly responsive and innovative dining services and hospitality provider dedicated to a mission of Enhancing Life Around Great Food. As part of Elior North America, the Cura team enhances peoples’ lives through culinary innovation and a commitment to providing exemplary service. 



Grace Zarnas-Hoyer, Manager of Public Relations

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