Cafes & Catering
Lifestyles for the Disabled has a mission of fostering a healthy and independent lifestyle for adults with developmental disabilities. Part of that involves providing nutrition services, which can help participants to maintain their personal nutrition and thrive. These services include The Lifestyles Caffè at our Willowbrook campus, S.I. Zoo Cafe, and TechStyles, our after-school program.
Part of our objective at The Lifestyles Caffè is to offer an occupational education to participants of our Day Habilitation program, through which they can gain hands-on work experience. Working at The Lifestyles Caffè teaches participants concepts such as:
- Culinary skills
- Meal planning and preparation
- How to cook healthy foods
- Serving patrons
- Working as a team
- And more.
At the Staten Island Zoo, our cafe offers lunch, snacks, and S.I. Zoo souvenirs throughout the day to all patrons of the zoo. Like at The Lifestyles Caffè, we place emphasis not only on serving great food but also fostering community participation in the individuals we serve.
In partnership with Staten Island Technical High School, we have formed the Lifestyles Club, which was founded in 2016 by former student, Jocelyn Chin, who worked with our organization. Part of the Lifestyles Club is TechStyles, an after-school program that offers healthy snack options for students at the high school. After the Covid-19 Pandemic, this partnership will continue.
In addition to our cafes, we proudly serve our community by providing event catering services for any occasion and budget. Check out our menus to see the options available:
Nutrition for adults with developmental disabilities is one of our top priorities at Lifestyles for the Disabled. We strive to provide healthy options while giving opportunities and support to our participants, enabling them to learn valuable skills and thrive. If you have any questions about our cafes or would like to schedule catering for an event, please contact our director of food services, Chef Adrian Gresnigt, at 718-982-1956 ext. 260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.