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Flavorful, healthy food options for all palates.

The dining experience at Carolina Meadows is as important as the food itself.

Globally-influenced cuisine, locally-sourced ingredients

All six of our dining venues structure their menus around ingredients sourced from local farms, emphasizing variety and choice for our residents from morning to night. Executive Chef Jody McLeod leads a talented team of chefs, drawing on elements of diverse cultures and cuisines as he’s done in leading restaurants and hotels worldwide.

Jody McLeod

Executive Chef

Jody McLeod began his professional career with a classical Canadian apprenticeship working in a variety of restaurants and hotels where he was able to gain experiences in many cuisines. Canada’s diverse culinary tapestry encouraged his interest in travel so when an opportunity arose to work with the Leading Cruise line Holland America, he eagerly accepted. His travels took him to over 90 countries and 380 cities. Since leaving the cruise industry Jody was the Executive Chef for the I.O.C international Olympic committee for the 2010 winter Olympics in Vancouver. Executive Chef for SeaWorld INT and just before landing here at Carolina Meadows was the corporate chef for Duke University.

Headshot of Todd Ohle, VP of Dining Services at Carolina Meadows

Todd Ohle

VP of Dining Services

Todd is an honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York where he developed a passion for food and service. He went on to study hospitality management at Florida International University in Miami. Todd has more than 20 years of experience as a chef and leader in restaurant operations. He was a personal chef for the Versace family in South Beach, managed banquet operations at Fearrington Village and held various leadership roles in restaurant operations and ownership. Todd also has more than nine years of senior living experience, having previously led the dining operation of The Cypress of Raleigh, an upscale CCRC serving 300+ residents.

Fresh, Seasonal, Local

We always strive to source the highest quality ingredients from local growers and purveyors.


Burch Farms, Faison, NC

Bunce Brothers Farms, Stedman, NC

Nature’s Way Farms, Fasion, NC

Meat and Poultry

All-natural, pasture-raised, dry-aged local beef from Mills Family Farms, Mooresville, NC

Pork from Brookwood Farms, Siler City, NC

Chicken from Purdue Harvestland, no antibiotics ever, hormone free, cage free and vegetarian feed. Dillon, SC

Poultry from Carolina Turkey/Butterball, Goldsboro, NC


Carolina Classics Catfish, Ayden, NC (catfish)

Wanchese Fish Company, Wanchese, NC (flounder, oysters, bay scallops, monkfish)

Breads and Pasta

Fresh Bagels from the Bagel Bar, Chapel Hill, NC

Drake’s Fresh Pasta Company, High Point, NC

Fresh Breads and Rolls from Guglhupf Bakery, Durham, NC


Glenview Farms (locally sourced milk)

Ashe County Cheese, Jefferson, NC

Ice Cream from Mooresville Ice Cream Company, Mooresville, NC


Carolina Brewing Company, Holly Springs, NC

Aviator Brewing Company, Fuquay Varina, NC

Lonerider Brewing Company, Raleigh, NC

Olde Hickory Brewery, Hickory, NC

Uncle Scott’s All Natural Root Beer, Mooresville, NC

Our Dining Venues

Carolina Meadows has an array of delicious dining options to delight every palate.

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View of the Marketplace at Carolina Meadows
View of the Fairways Dining Room at Carolina Meadows
Alternative view of the Fairways Dining Room at Carolina Meadows
View of The Pub at Carolina Meadows
View of the Courtyard Dining Room at Carolina Meadows
View of the bar at Courtyard Dining Room at Carolina Meadows
Customer at The Bake Shop at Carolina Meadows
Resident enjoying The Café at Carolina Meadows
Carolina Meadow residents conversing over dinner at Carolina Meadows
Chef Jody preparing a meal for a resident at Carolina Meadows
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