Meal Program


Chef Erin Koch


Tim's Kitchen at the Senior Center
Serviced by Chef Erin Koch

Nutritious & Delicious

Enjoy meals prepared from scratch in the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center kitchen Monday - Friday, served at 11:45 a.m. Chef Erin Koch (pronounced like "cook") will be serving new creations along with some of your favorites from our late chef, Tim Campbell. The meals are nutritious, filling and delicious!

Tim's Kitchen is a private pay, non-subsidized program.

Meals Serviced: Monday-Friday

Dine-In Meals:  $3.50 each

Carry Outs: $4.00

  • Please pay at the front desk. 
  • Dine-in meals serviced at 11:45 a.m.
  • Pick up carry outs from noon - 3 p.m.
  • Menu subject to change without notice.
  • To reserve a meal & guarantee a slot, please call up to one week in advance to the date as we service a limited number of meals and slots sell out quickly.
  •  Call 24 hours in advance to cancel if unable to attend. If you do not call to cancel or do not pick up your carry-out two times in a calendar year, you will not be permitted to get lunch for the remainder of that year. 
  • Meal vouchers available for purchase for 5 or 10 meals. Bus fee is waived if you ride the shuttle at 9:15 am or 9:45 am to the Center for lunch.

Chef Erin has continued Chef Tim's tradition of making freshly baked goods for sale for a $1.00 each. Please stop by the center to taste these delicious treats! You won't be disappointed. 

Questions? Please contact the Senior Center at 248-246-3900 for menu options and/or to be added to the daily meal roster or to have your general questions answered.

Please see the article about Chef Erin Koch in C&G Newspaper.

Note from the Chef...

Tim’s Kitchen benefits greatly from the donations it receives. Without the generosity of several patrons or organizations, the kitchen would face a much harder time preparing and delivering such wonderful meals. (And baked goods too!) Thank you to everyone who has donated either monetarily, or by purchasing a needed item, or hosting a fundraiser for the kitchen.     

If you would like to donate to the Meal Program, I have put together a list of needed items that can be found on below or stop by the center for a copy of the full list or Top 10 needed items.

Thank you all for the continued participation in and support of Tim’s Kitchen.


Chef Erin Koch


Check the Daily Lunch Menu!

October 2019 Lunch Menu


Tim's Kitchen is pleased to present the following cooking classes with Chef Erin!

Chef Erin, from Tim's Kitchen, will be offering two cooking classes this fall. Dates, time and cost listed below. For more information, please call the Center at 248-246-3900. Everyone is welcome to attend! Class size limited to 12 participants due to kitchen restrictions.

Pizza Pie Tour!

DESCRIPTION: Lucky fellas and bellas will learn about the Sicilian, Neapolitan, Greek, New York, Chicago, California and Detroit pizza styles in Tim's Kitchen! Take away recipes from Chef Erin's teachings, make a pizza to eat and take home one to share. 

CLASS 1: Oct. 22, 2019                                                    CLASS 2: Nov. 12, 2019

REGISTER BY: Oct. 8, 2019                                            REGISTER BY: Oct. 29, 2019

FEE: $20.00                                                                           FEE: $20.00

COURSE#: C1065                                                               COURSE#: C1066

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"C" is for Cookie and Cookies are for Me!

DESCRIPTION: Chef Erin will teach baking tips, tricks, and techniques to this hands on class. Recipes will be from the bake sale in the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center. This class will have you measuring, mixing, baking and decorating cookies to enjoy and take home to share. 

CLASS 1: Nov. 26, 2019                                                    CLASS 2: Dec. 17, 2019

REGISTER BY: Nov. 12, 2019                                         REGISTER BY: Dec. 3, 2019

FEE: $20.00                                                                           FEE: $20.00

COURSE#: C1067                                                               COURSE#: C1068

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Chef Erin's Wish List Itemswishlist1

Want to assist the Meal Program? Many have inquired on how they can help, well, Chef Erin has come up with a way that you can. She is looking to restock the kitchen pantry and is in need of the following items listed below. 

Please note, we do not accept expired shelf life items. Please check the sell-by-date prior to donating. 

  • Oatmeal
  • Shortening / Crisco Sticks / Canola Oil / Olive Oil / Vegetable Oil / Cooking Spray (GFS)
  • Jell-O / Pudding Mixes (6 alike)
  • Evaporated Milk / Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Sugar / Brown Sugar / Powdered Sugar / Turbinado or Sugar in the Raw
  • Cocoa / Corn Starch / Flour
  • Baking Mixes (6 alike): Cake - Banana, Fun Fetti, Strawberry, Vanilla, Red Velvet, Cherie Chip, White, Chocolate; Brownie
  • Dried Fruit: Apricots, Cranberries, Craisins, Raisins
  • Jelly / Jams: Apple, Grape, Orange, Strawberry
  • Nuts: Almonds, Almond Bark, Pecans, Walnuts
  • Mini Marshmallows / Marshmallow Cream
  • Peanut Butter: Plain, Chunky
  • Apple Sauce
  • Baking Chips: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Caramel, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Peanut Butter, Butterscotch
  • Cereal: Corn Flakes (plain not frosted), Rice Puffs
  • Frozen Whipped Topping
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Dressings: Honey Mustard, Italian, Ranch
  • #10 Size Can: Diced Potatoes, Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Carrots, Pickled Beets, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Fruit: Pineapple, Mixed Fruit, Oranges/Tangerines, Cherries, Peaches, Pears, Apple Pie Filling, Cherry Pie Filling, Blueberry Filling
  • Misc. Canned Good Items: Tuna (#6 Size Can), 3-Bean Salad, Diced Tomatoes, Stewed Tomatoes, Whole Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce, Kidney Beans (Light or Dark), Pinto Beans, Chick Peas, Black Beans, Black-Eyed Peas
  • Chicken Base / Beef Base
  • Bread Crumbs: Progresso, Panko
  • Mashed Potato Flakes
  • Jasmine Rice (Aldi large bag)


  • Call 248-246-3900 at least one day in advance to reserve a meal (please call before 1 p.m.).
  • You may reserve at any time for meals planned during the month.
  • Please call to cancel reservation if you are unable to attend.
  • You may purchase meal vouchers (for 5 or 10 meals) at any time. Great gift idea!
  • Bus fee is waived if you ride one of the morning Shuttles to the Center for lunch! The Shuttle Service has two morning runs, 9:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. For further information, please call the Center.
  • Menu subject to change based on availability of food supplies.
  • Call if you are going to be late! At times we have people waiting for meals. We reserve the right to give meals to those waiting if registrant is not present (or has not called) by 11:45 a.m.
  • Carry out for $4.00 - Pick up at noon to 3:00 p.m.

Allergy Information


Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels are available to home-bound residents unable to travel to the Center. Call Oakland Meals On Wheels at 248-689-0001 for hot meals delivered daily. The menu for home-bound meals differs from the meals listed on Daily Menu.