Our residents enjoy meals cooked onsite daily by our chef and kitchen staff. Over the years Samarinda has earned numerous awards for the quality and scope of its menus and food services.
Breakfast, lunch and the evening meal are served in the dining room, unless residents choose to eat in their rooms. Morning and afternoon tea, home made in our kitchen, are brought to residents in their rooms or during social programs. If residents are on outings, meals are provided by request.
Residents who need help to eat their meals get individual attention. Those who need alternative textured diets are well catered for.
Samarinda prides itself on the quality of its menus, with junk food avoided, other than very occasionally or by specific request. Fresh vegetables and, fruit with a focus on protein, a home-cooking style combined with a choice of offerings means that each meal is nutritious and appetising.
Treats and traditional foods are made for special days like Easter, the Melbourne Cup and Christmas. Special dietary needs are catered for.
The lifestyle team provide a large variety of drinks at lunch including alcoholic beverages for those who enjoy them and where there are no contraindications from the doctor.
Samarinda can arrange private dining by request if families want to eat together from time to time, or to enjoy a special family celebration.
On a few occasions each year the dining room is opened up for larger celebrations of the Samarinda Community. For example, a three course Christmas Lunch is served to residents and their families.