We believe in serving fresh, healthy meal options that include both the recipes you love and new tastes to try. Our dedicated chef plans every dish, and our attentive staff is attuned to your needs. As a resident at Breakwater apartments, you will receive a monthly meal allowance of $150.
The Normandy’s comfortable dining room offers flexibility for intimate dining while accommodating larger groups.
If you are entertaining, let us cater your function while you take the credit for slaving over the hot stove! Choose to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Have a meal delivered if you wish or relax and let us prepare a satisfying meal for you!
Sample Dining Room Menu
Complimentary Continental Breakfast Served Daily
Eggs Benedict with a side of bacon and fresh fruit
Banana Pancakes with a side of sausage and fresh fruit
Grilled Chicken Lo Mein Salad
Philly Cheese Steak with Grilled Mushroom and Onion
Dinners include Soup or Salad, Rolls and Butter
Lamb Shanks with Mint Gravy served with a side of Roasted Red Potato and Steamed Carrots
Chicken Cordon Bleu with a side of Yukon Gold Potato and Steamed Broccoli
Lasagna Bolognese with Garlic Bread
Bacon Cheeseburger with Fries
French Silk Pie
Chef’s Choice or Ice Cream
Coffee, Juice and Cold or Hot Tea Included with all Meals
Meet The Chef
Executive Chef Matt Orear makes it his personal mission to be sure each member of The Normandy community finds both nutrition and pleasure in the meals they receive.
Raised in Cleveland, where he had his first restaurant job at 13, Matt’s background includes work in several restaurants, both here and in New York, catering companies and Red Tail Golf Club in Avon. His greatest influence, however, is his late grandmother, who helped to raise Matt and his brothers. While the other boys played, Matt was often at Grandma’s elbow, first watching and then helping her make favorite family meals.
Today, Chef Matt serves up a balance between homestyle favorites and new classics. Those meals Matt made with his grandmother–classics on which many Clevelanders were raised–still inspire The Normandy’s menu today, such as turkey with homemade stuffing and gravy and chicken paprikash. Matt’s modern classics, such as salmon with a light beurré blanc sauce, and of course, plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, are featured prominently on the menu at The Normandy. Matt always tests new recipes at home with his wife, Alicia. His philosophy is to use high-quality ingredients and cook from scratch.
Here, flavors are celebrated and enhanced with natural ingredients that are exciting and beautifully presented. There are no pre-packaged stocks, soups or sauces on the menu at The Normandy.
The nutrition staff at The Normandy also believes in providing the best meals to residents on restricted diets, such as those who require pureed foods. Under Chef Matt’s leadership, staff members artfully present every meal so that every member of the community receives food that looks appealing and makes residents feel respected and cared for.
Although Chef Matt is happiest in the kitchen, residents and guests will find him in the dining room every day, where he checks in with Normandy residents about their likes and dislikes in an effort to continually meet their needs and tastes.
“I enjoy my work here because of the residents and because of our team. We all have a passion for what we do. The Normandy is small enough that we can get to know residents and their tastes and concerns, so that there is something they can look forward to eating at every meal.”