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Local restaurant gets a facelift

Seabrook’s Princeton buffet, fresh and modern

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March 26th, 2013

One of the three restaurants at Seabrook, the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J., recently received a facelift. As the community celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, they re following through on a commitment to stay modern and continuously improve the independent retirement lifestyle they provide.

From the windows to the walls

The Princeton Restaurant renovation completed in March promises improved traffic flow, quicker food replenishment, and hotter food. Patrons will also notice new paint, wallpaper, carpet, window treatments, and chairs, giving the restaurant a fresh, modern appearance. The private dining room, where residents can hold events from dinner parties to baby showers, has also been expanded and updated.

Efficient layout, improved quality

Karen Kollmer, director of general services, says the new layout includes action stations stations that allow food cooking or prep to be done right in front of the resident, for example, omelets or sizzling salads. The new buffet line allows for better temperature control as well as additional areas within the buffet for storage and a larger display area for desserts and other items, Kollmer says. Chris Stewart, director of dining services, says it opens up more space for additional tables in the dining room and allows for better aisle spacing between tables. He says the buffet now has two hot lines, two dessert lines, and three focal areas to access foods. Built-in warmers and refrigeration to store food during service allows for quick replenishment, more efficiency, and consistent temperatures. The new layout and buffet elements improve traffic flow, efficiency, and the overall dining experience, Stewart says.

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