The Summit Adds Dining Options
Following the lead of LifeSpire of Virginia and other Life Plan Communities, The Summit is
bringing all of its dining services in-house, led by Director of Culinary Mitch Rodhe.
“We’re going to continue the traditions of culinary excellence at The Summit, along with new options for
the residents we serve,” Rodhe said.
His first tasks were hiring an executive chef, sous chef, lead cooks and wait staff. “It’s our mission to make sure the residents are taken care of, have an effortless dining experience and enjoy quality food,” Rodhe said.
The New Year brings additional options to give residents flexible meal plans. Traditionally, Independent Living residents received one meal in the dining room a day. They now have the option to choose to continue with one meal a day, opt for less meals a month, or pay for items as they go.
Rodhe said the goal is to give residents autonomy. “We want to give residents different options to enjoy
the dining room how they want,” he said. “They can choose the way they want to dine.”
Rodhe looks forward to opening a new cafe this year in the commons space, offering breakfast and lunch
items, along with wine and appetizers before dinner. In warm weather, the cafe will utilize The Summit’s back patio.
“The community can come together, soak up those gorgeous views and enjoy a glass of wine and some
appetizers,” Rodhe said.