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Variety and choice are always on the constantly rotating menus at Covenant Woods’ four dining venues. “I get so much satisfaction from seeing how happy residents get over the food here,” says Mike Scheff, who joined Covenant Woods in 2016 as dining director after two decades managing kitchens at restaurants, country clubs, and retirement communities. “I’ve seen how other communities do food, and we’ve created something here that truly elevates the dining experience. It’s like no other.”
Menus crafted by The Executive Chef and experienced culinary team draw on tastes from around the world and across Virginia. Over the years, residents have offered input that has helped chefs further refine every dish and introduce new spins on timeless classics. Says one resident, who was admittedly skeptical before trying the food: “You won’t go hungry here.”
Covenant Woods’ main dining room was completely renovated in 2018 and offers breakfast and three daily homemade entrées served buffet style, from scratch sides and desserts, plus a salad and wellness bar featuring over 60 items to choose from. Enjoy craft beer, a wine wall, or private dining experiences in the Private Dining Room.
Fireside is your dining and take-out option, set in the cozy wood-walled embrace of The Lodge. Grab drinks from the full bar, watch the big game or Sunday tournament, and eat made-from-scratch meals prepared by our talented culinary team.
The Bistro offers grab-and-go options including made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads, homemade soups, and more!
The Terrace, an extension of Fireside Pub, is designed for al-fresco dining, catering and socializing. This destination features two pergolas including heaters and fans, an outdoor kitchen, mobile bar, fireplace, television, outdoor furnishings and sound system.
Woodhouse Catering, owned and operated by Covenant Woods, has the mission to create a memorable experience for clients and guests through quality foods, superior service, and perfect venues — all at a sensible price. Woodhouse is built on a well-known reputation for providing quality foods and outstanding service to our guests. We know how to feed a crowd, make every guest feel special, and exceed our clients’ expectations. And we do it all at a value unmatched in Central Virginia.
“Covenant Woods has chefs who are creative and knowledgeable. We both love the pan seared Salmon, Halibut, Gluten Free options, and homemade soups. In the summer, most of the specials include vegetables from the Farm to Table Garden. In 2020, when we were quarantined, the kitchen cooked healthy, creative, and tasty meals which were delivered to our door. Although I am in the minority, I still cook a little but we love having the convenience of riding our elevator to Vistas for fine dining on the terrace or in the spacious dining rooms.” Naomi, resident
The best way to experience Covenant Woods, residents say, is to eat here. Call to set up dinner, lunch, or breakfast and enjoy a freshly prepared meal and great conversation in any of our four dining venues. It’s on the house.