Dining & Catering

Fine Dining at Home - in A Community of Choices

Thoughts from Michael Simon, Food & Beverage Director

"What is your goal, what are you trying to accomplish?" I was once asked by Dr. Barnes, a Christwood Resident, who has served as Christwood's Resident Council President, in regards to dining at Christwood. "Fine Dining at Home" is the response I gave, an expression I adopted, after some reflection, from Steve Holzhalb, Christwood's Executive Officer.

When I think of Fine Dining, I think of many things, including: Specialness, Freshness, Surprise, Choices, Customer Satisfaction, an Executive Chef and Dining Manager who care and are in touch with their customers, Good Wine, classic Cocktails, Attention to Details, a Favorite Waiter, An Anticipation of my Needs, Crisp Service, a Unique Experience.

And when I think of Home, I think of: Family, Comfort, Relaxation, Laughter, Hugs, Children, Parents, Second Helpings, Beer, Sports on Television, Holidays, Gossip, Love, Security, Remembrance.

Combining both, Christwood Dining indeed creates a unique experience, one that seeks to find a balance between the specialness of a restaurant and the comfort of home. As well as one that is continually evolving, seeking to better understand individual preferences and to satisfy as many of these preferences as possible.

Christwood Dining has grown into a muti-venue community, and now has available: The Harvest Dining Room, The Atrium Cafe, The Honeysuckle Room and The Wisteria Room for daily dining.

The Market is our convenience store which is open Monday-Friday 8am-3pm.


For community-wide and private events, headed by our Events Team, we have multiple spaces available; including The Garden Room, The Garden Patio, The Harvest Patio, The Conference Room, The Solarium, as well as spaces available in The Community Center. Christwood also caters off-campus. It is indeed a community of choices, and private events can be as fancy or casual as you prefer, and as upscale or comforting as you prefer. Which is why The Dining Department's motto has long been, "Just Ask." The better we understand you as an individual, the better we can serve you. For those of you new to this community: welcome, we're glad you're here! For those of you not-new, welcome, we're glad you're here! We are grateful for the opportunity to serve each of you.

Fine Dining at Home. It's available to you at Christwood.

Please find a comprehensive list of dining venues as follows:

  • The Harvest Room - Fine Dining At Home

      Our central Dining Room, open only to Residents and their guests, includes a weekly Sunday Buffet, a daily Continental Breakfast, Monday-Saturday restaurant-style dining, and pick-up or delivery to-go service. Our Friendship Table is available to get to know others in the community.

      Breakfast Hours 7:30 am - 9:00 am.
      Lunch hours 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
      Dinner 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
      Sunday Brunch 11:00 am - 1:30 pm.

      Contact:
      (985) 898-0515 ext. 3078 - RESERVATION LINE for ALL dining venues & Special Events
      (985) 898-0515 ext. 3077 - Daily Menu Line
      (985) 898-0515 ext. 3102 - Pick Up or Deliveries [Monday-Saturday 10:30-11:15am & 4:30-5:15pm; Sundays 11-11:30am]
      (985) 898-0515 ext. 3115 - Dining Steward: Christine Donewar
  • The Atrium Cafe - A Community of Choices


      Our open-to-the-public restaurant, open Monday-Saturday, with creative and casual fare in a relaxing atmosphere, which also features pick-up or delivery to-go service.

                       Lunch hours 10:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed on Sunday)

      Contact:
      (985) 898-0515 ext. 3078 - RESERVATION LINE for ALL dining venues & Special Events
      (985) 898-0515 ext. 3041 - Daily Specials
      (985) 898-0515 ext. 3040 - Pick Up or Delivery [Monday-Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm]
      (985) 898-0515 ext. 3040 - Dining Steward: Annie Wallace                                   
  • Spirits

      We have a full bar available from 5-6pm each Friday in The Garden Patio, and each Saturday in The Atrium.
  • The Market & PJ's

      The Market sells milk, juice, household sundries, as well as a hot Breakfast & Lunch.

      Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.


      Open Monday-Friday, PJ's Coffee, located in The Community Center, offers fresh pastries, as well as a full variety of PJ's New Orleans Roast Coffee & Tea - crafted by our baristas.

      Contact:
      (985) 898-0515 ext. 3202 - The MARKET - Supplies: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm
      (985) 898-0515 ext. 3228 - PJ's is currently closed due to construction of a new kitchen in the Community Center. We will update you on our progress and will soon reveal how this new kitchen will benefit the community.
      (985) 898-0515 ext. 3229 - Dining Steward: Liz Beter

 
 
 
 
  • The Christwood Dining Team is made up of a diverse group of culinarians, including our Executive Chef and New Orleans native Paul Meaux, and his kitchen crew, many of whom have culinary degrees, and whose loyalty to Christwood is most impressive, including Patricia Anderson, who has been cooking at Christwood for 19 years now. Some of our managers started long ago as Servers, including our multi-talented Event Coordinator Jason Weilbaecher and steadfast Dining Managers Travis Watson and Christine Donewar, the latter of whom started at Christwood in 1999. Our burgeoning Atrium Cafe is led by Dining Manager Annie Wallace and Sous Chef Frank Mull, both of whom have a passion for service and excellence. Food & Beverage Director Michael Simon was a former Executive Chef at Nuvolari's in Mandeville, and Dining Manager Liz Beter brings with her 23 years of experience from Coffee Rani in Covington. Christwood Dining is known as a Community of Choices, as our committed staff is here to bring an array of experiences and services to the community of Residents and Guests whom they serve. 

  • Christwood Caters - from simple to elaborate - in your home or in one of our many event spaces.

    For community-wide and private events, headed by our Events Team, we have multiple spaces available, including The Garden Room, The Garden Patio, The Harvest Patio, The Conference Room, The Solarium, as well as spaces available in The Community Center. Christwood also caters off-campus.

    Contact our Event Coordinator Jason Weilbaecher at (985) 898-0515 ext. 3114 to plan an event in which Christwood Dining can be of service.

  • Phone: (985) 898-0515
    Toll-Free: (800) 480-4361
    Followed by an Extension Number From the List Below


    3016 - Food & Beverage Director, Michael Simon, christwooddining@gmail.com
    3017 - Executive Chef, Paul Meaux and Sous Chefs Brad Ducre and Frank Mull
    3040 - The ATRIUM CAFE - Pick Up or Delivery [Monday-Saturday 7am-10am/11am-5pm]
    3041 - The ATRIUM CAFE - Daily Specials
    3077 - The HARVEST ROOM - Daily Menu Line
    3078 - The RESERVATION LINE - for ALL dining venues & Special Events 3102 - The HARVEST ROOM - Pick Up or Deliveries [Monday-Saturday 10:30-11:15am & 4:30-5:15pm; Sundays11-11:30am] 3114 - Event Coordinator Jason Weilbaecher
    3115 - Dining Steward: Christine Donewar (The Harvest Room)
    3129 - Dining Steward, Travis Watson (Wisteria Room and Honeysuckle Room)
    3229 - Dining Steward, Liz Beter (The Market and Continental Breakfast)
    3202 - The MARKET - Supplies: Mon-Fri (8am-3pm)