providing residents with a beautiful & comfortable place to live, along with the daily care and assistance they require.

We believe a great life requires great food!  

Chef Jack 

For a sampling of Chef Jack's recipes, scroll to the bottom of the page.


Jack Erwin’s goal is to make every meal at The Cedars a memorable and enjoyable experience. Also known as Chef Jack, he immerses himself in favorite recipes and plans to add new recipes based on the cuisine and regional favorite dishes at The Cedars, as well as lots of resident, family member, and staff input!

IMG_6172(2).jpgChef Jack is thrilled with the talent that he has in his dining staff and says they are “hungry to learn and ready to serve.” Chef Jack knows that, as people age, their sense of taste often decreases – which makes eating fresh, flavorful foods even more important. In addition to freshness, we offer variety by providing new and seasonally inspired choices every day. Our goal is to offer our residents foods that remind them of the delicious meals they enjoyed growing up and loved serving to their own families.

Chef Jack is also a frequent host of cooking shows and demonstrations, both at The Cedars and around Austin. We like to think of him as our “celebrity chef”!



Chef Jack even has Cedars cookbooks - they are Austin bestsellers! To see some of Jack's recipes scroll to the bottom of the page.


The Cedars Dining Experience

Our table service dining rooms encourage social interaction and nurture friendships. Residents enjoy home-cooked meals served restaurant style allowing our residents to choose off a menu as if they were eating out.

The Cedars’ Assisted Living and Memory Care residents all enjoy three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily with snacks available throughout the day. Our Independent Living residents enjoy flexibility with their dining options and can choose how many meals they wish to have each day in the main dining room. All residents may always invite guests to join them for meals as well - we love visitors!



The Cedars Dining Menu

Weekly Menu 5.21 - 5.27

Weekly Menu 5.28 - 6.3

Chef Jack's Recipes

Cappuccino Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Veggie Bars

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

S'More Cookie Bars

Savory Smoked Sausage Puffs

Foil Pack Chicken & Broccoli Dinner

Microwave Fudge

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Beef Kabobs


Your service people are the best…they are kind and helpful in every way we need. Soon we will be able to sit back and enjoy all the little extra things you have to offer.


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