Through our partnership with Morrison Senior Living, we are proud to provide the highest quality and freshest ingredients for a full-service dining experience. Our chefs work closely with the Community to stay aligned with preferences and requests of Community Members and their guests.
Choose casual dining in The Bistro, formal dining in The Oak Room, or private dining for special occasions in The Acorn Club. Enjoy a before-dinner cocktail in the always lively Fox’s Den. The flexible meal plan is covered under the Fox Run monthly service fee and gives access to all of the dining venues. Every Community Member has the option to eat what they want when they want. With specials offered every lunch and dinner, and new menu items added daily, the only challenge is trying everything! There are also healthy options available at every meal.
Meet our Director of Dining Services, Lisa Sanders
Director of Dining Services Lisa Sanders possesses a wide variety of culinary experience with an impressive background working in hotels, restaurants, and country clubs. She studied at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, graduating Magna Cum Laude, with a double major in Culinary Arts and Culinary Nutrition. Lisa also prides herself in completing a culinary internship in Paris, France, and Conway, North Wales. She has worked as an Executive Chef with Morrison Living since June 2011, and at Fox Run since 2013. Lisa is proud to express that under her leadership, Fox Run at Orchard Park was the very first Center for Excellence Award for Morrison Living — a subsidiary of Compass Group. Lisa received national recognition as a top chef in the senior living industry with Compass Group, the world’s leading food-service company, awarding her first place in the Women in Culinary Competition in 2019. In addition to her award, Lisa was named a Compass Chef of the Year that same year, and placed second in the Morrison Living Food Fight competition.
When asked what do you want to be when you grow up? Lisa shares, “without fail, my answer was always a chef!” From her earliest memories, Lisa’s mother encouraged her to try a variety of activities and interests, but she always found her way back to cooking. Whether that was taking cooking classes, or even in dance class — cooking always seemed to slip into Lisa’s other interests as well. For her big dance solo, Lisa chose the song “I Can Cook Too” by Nancy Walker, and even brought her kitchen set on stage.
Throughout her professional career, Lisa has been very fortunate to work with such talented chefs that gave her opportunities to grow and take on as much responsibility as she could handle. Lisa is equally skilled to work in different dining settings including serving hundreds of meals for an elaborate banquet, or making small intricate plates for a more intimate dining experience, each dining style expanding Lisa’s repertoire of skills.
“I am honored to work with talented culinary professionals at Fox Run at Orchard Park who share my beliefs and passions. Our industry-leading culinary standards have raised the bar and set my team and me up to successfully serve delicious meals daily in a creative and innovative way.”
It’s clear Chef Lisa looks forward to taking on her promotion and new role as Director of Dining Services at Fox Run at Orchard Park; sharing her passion for food, and her vast knowledge passed down from previous mentors.
Originally from Rochester, NY Lisa currently resides in Lancaster with her family. Outside of work she loves to travel. Though cooking is never too far from the forefront of Lisa’s mind, “food is something that brings people together and creates memories. Being a chef is not just about creating great food, it’s about leadership, creativity, integrity, and teaching those around us to always strive for better — to be better and to make better food.”
Meet Executive Chef, Chris Reinhardt
“Initially I was drawn to Fox Run at Orchard Park in 2007 when it was first built. I knew immediately this was where I wanted to work and advance my career. The kitchen was very large and sparkling clean. Walking in, I quickly realized it wasn’t like any other place I had worked, or been before. Fox Run really provides a welcoming space where employees can grow emotionally, spiritually, and professionally.”
Chris Reinhardt started his cooking career shortly after working at the Colden Country Inn, Colden, NY, where he started out as a line cook and soon promoted to sous chef. In 2014, Chris received his Associate Degree in General Studies from Erie Community College, Buffalo, NY, and by 2016, Chris was hired by then Executive Chef Lisa Sanders, as a line cook for Fox Run.
While working at Fox Run, Chris set out to prove his strengths in the kitchen with determination and hard work. Chris’s work ethic, attention to detail and ability to work as part of a team was rewarded with well deserved advancement. Starting out as a line cook, Chris has since been promoted to Executive Chef. As Executive Chef, Chris will continue the Fox Run tradition of offering the highest quality of food and service to every Fox Run Community Member while dazzling their taste buds in the process. Chris excels writing the weekly Oak Room and Fox’s Market menus. He looks forward to building an exceptional team with culinary expertise that won’t disappoint. Chris has a hunger to learn new and exciting epicurean techniques, and his desire to try new recipes is unquenchable.
Chris resides in Springville, NY, with his wife Mary and four boys. They own land in Cuba Lake, NY, where they enjoy spending their time. Chris makes amber jewelry, is also an avid reptile enthusiast, and three reptilian pets of his own.
Meet Assistant Director of Dining Services & Registered Dietetic Technician, Allison Gardner
Allison originally started working at Fox Run in July of 2013, as an Oak Room dining room server, while simultaneously finishing her Associate Degree in Dietetic Technology and Food Service Administration. After completing her degree in 2014, Allison was promoted to the Fox Run Dietetic Technician position where she assesses Community Member’s nutritional status, implementing quality assurance measures, and continuing staff education. 2018 saw Allison completing her Bachelor degree from SUNY Empire State College in Buffalo, NY, for Health Care Administration. With her higher education behind her, Allison was then promoted in 2019 to Assistant Director of Dining for the Health Center.
Presently, Allison works with the Nutrition Care Manager to oversee the Fox Run Health Center dining services operation where she incorporates person-centered care in the Health Center, and ensures all residents have a personalized to their needs and a pleasant dining experience. Allison’s job involves working closely with the staff on production, performance improvement, and employee training to ensure all Department of Health (DOH) regulations are followed. Allison also works with the senior management team to develop special Community Member nutritional programming and to incorporate wellness programs at Fox Run.
Allison has shown incredible commitment to her education and Fox Run since 2013. She is an amazing example of the career possibilities that Fox Run at Orchard Park has to offer. Fox Run is fortunate to have someone with Allison’s devotion to nutrition and our Community Members. Outside of work Allison, enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. Loving to cook and entertain, Allison and her husband have a house in Orchard Park that have spent many hours renovating. Wellness is integral part of Allison’s life, and in her spare time she enjoys spinning, walking her dogs, tending to her vegetable garden, and supporting restaurants who incorporate fresh local ingredients.
Meet our Assistant Director of Dining Services, Aaron Stolinski
Aaron Stolinski first joined the Fox Run at Orchard Park Dining Services team in 2019 as the Dining Room Supervisor, and in 2022, was elevated to Assistant Director of Dining Services. Aaron has come to appreciate many things about Fox Run in short order, including the ways in which the campus provides opportunities for meaningful engagement for not only the Fox Run Community Members but also staff. As much as Aaron enjoys the interactions with fellow Fox Run Staff Members, he enjoys getting to know each Community Member even more, “I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. There are so many events and activities for the Community Members, they are just offered so much.”
Having attained one of his top long-term professional goals by the time he turned 30, Aaron has always maintained a hunger and passion for going above and beyond, both in terms of his culinary expertise and approach to leadership. He notices a similar dynamic throughout the culture of Fox Run, especially with upper management. Aaron appreciates how Staff and Community Members are always present to lend a helping hand and available for discussion, made possible by the open-door policy instilled at Fox Run.
Having grown up in Cheektowaga with his parents and brother, Aaron has been able to successfully serve members of his community outside of Fox Run as a lifelong Western New Yorker. Aaron graduated from Cheektowaga Central High School, and attended Niagara County Community College studying culinary and hospitality management. Since the age of 16, Aaron has been successful in a wide range of roles in a variety of dining and hospitality settings. He has held notable commitments at local country clubs and retirement communities; including Park Country Club, Fox Valley Country Club, and Canterbury Woods.
Aaron resides in Cheektowaga with his dog Frank—an eight-year-old, blue-nose pit-bull. Enjoying a busy lifestyle, Aaron frequently takes walks with his buddy Frank, enjoys golf, and is an avid fisherman. Oh, and of course, Aaron is a huge Bills Fan, “Go Bills!”
Meet Nutrition Care Manager, Ann Marie Nowicki
“As soon as I saw the Nutrition Care Manager position was available at Fox Run at Orchard Park, I knew I was interested.” Ann Marie had always heard great things about Fox Run, and now she happily confirms they’re all true. Everyday she looks forward to interacting with Community Members. For Ann Marie, this has been the best way to learn about people’s dietary likes and dislikes. Meal times provide Ann Marie the opportunity to talk and engage with Community Members, learn more about them, and make sure they are staying healthy and strong. Ann Marie was pleasantly surprised when she first stepped foot onto this wonderful campus that her coworkers and Community Members were immediately so kind and welcoming to her. The camaraderie at Fox Run for Ann Marie has quickly become her favorite part of every day.
Ann Marie Nowicki graduated from Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI, with an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, and a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition. Ann Marie received her Master of Clinical Nutrition from University at Buffalo once completing a 1200 hour dietetic internship of supervised practice in the fields of Acute Care, Clinical Nutrition Management, Critical Care, Renal Nutrition, Community Food Service, Community Nutrition, and Pediatric Nutrition & Meal Planning to round out her education. Ann Marie always knew she wanted to be a dietitian, and as the Nutrition Care Manager at Fox Run, she looks forward to helping Community Members heal their bodies through food and nutrition.
Ann Marie and the Fox Run Registered Dietetic Technician co-host a monthly teaching kitchen and nutrition talk, bringing Independent and Assisted Living Community Members together through the power of seasonal superfoods. As a dietitian, Ann Marie hopes to break any preconceived diet cultures and trends, such as that all sugar isn’t bad, GASP! Ann Marie looks forward to teaching others that food can be an excellent tool helping to nourish the mind, body, and soul.
Ann Marie currently lives in Lancaster, NY with her family, and their golden retriever. Ann Marie enjoys spending time at the ball field watching her step son play baseball, and their golden retriever sure keeps her family busy taking long walks. Known for her trustworthiness, compassion and sincerity, Ann Marie seems like a natural for the Nutrition Care Manager at Fox Run.
Fox Run Eateries
The Dining Services Team follows all NYSDOH guidelines.
The Bistro at Fox Run is open daily for breakfast and lunch, except for Sunday. This is where Community Members can enjoy a delicious hot cup of soup, an array of freshly prepared sandwiches and daily lunch specials.
The Oak Room
Our on-site Morrison Culinary Team is proud to be a partner in The Oak Room at Fox Run, providing outstanding service and high-quality food. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday, 4:30pm-7:00pm, and our Sunday Brunch is served from 11:00am-1:00pm.
The Bistro Hours
À La Carte Breakfast:
Take-out or in-person dining in the Bistro:
No delivery. Guests are welcome.
The Oak Room Hours
Sunday Brunch in The Oak Room:
In-person table service:
Complimentary delivery and take-out available upon request.
No guests please.
Dinner in The Oak Room:
In-person table service:
Complimentary delivery and take-out available upon request.
No guests please.
Deliveries and The Fox’s Market
Fox Run offers complimentary delivery and take-out for dinner.
All pre-ordered take-out meals will be ready for you to pick up at the
main entrance of the Oak Room at your desired time.
All deliveries for dinner meals will be made between 4:30pm-5:00pm.
All deliveries for Sunday Brunch will be made between 11:00am-11:30am.
Please call 716.508.2142 to place your order or if you have any questions.
The Fox’s Market: Is a meal kit service created by the Fox Run Dining Services Team. This service provides an easy way for Fox Run Community Members & staff to cook their own innovative chef-like meals right at home. Each meal kit comes with a step-by-step recipe and all the ingredients needed, freshly packed and pre-portioned.
Fox Run Community Members may use their declining balance for one meal kit. Additional meals kits will be charged to the Resident’s monthly service fee statement. Staff, cash only please.
To Order The Fox’s Market: The current weekly menu order forms will be distributed through in-house mailboxes every Sunday. Additional order forms are available at the hostess stand.
Please return all order forms to the hostess stand or by calling the Dining Services Department at 716.508.2142, by the deadline listed on the order form.