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The Dining Experience at Chartwell Fountains of Mission in Calgary

At Chartwell Fountains of Mission, we want your dining experience to be delicious, nutritious, and enjoyed along with friends. Whether you’re sitting down to a tasty meal from our diverse menu prepared by our award-winning Chef Lee, enjoying a glass of wine and freshly prepared snacks in our bistro, or gathering with family for a catered meal in our private dining room, our food team strives to deliver an experience that leaves you feeling content.

3 Plates of food -one with a pie, one with fish and one with salad. 3 assiettes de nourriture - une avec une tarte, une avec du poisson et une avec de la salade.

In addition to delicious daily features incorporating seasonal, fresh ingredients—often locally sourced by our fresh food supplier—you can select from crowd-pleasing favourites on our à la carte menu, should you wish to enjoy something different. Aside from our wholesome entrée options, you can expect a choice of daily, made-from-scratch soups, salads, a selection of fruit, and homemade desserts to round out your dining experience.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Fountains of Mission.

You’ll get to know our dining room servers well and look forward to seeing them every day. You’ll also come to know our Food Service Manager, who often looks for feedback and comments to make your dining experience the best it can be. In fact, they’d love to chat with you to learn your dietary preferences and welcome you for a meal with us!

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
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  • Chartwell server serving omelette to the senior resident

Get a taste for Chartwell’s dining experience

What makes dining in a retirement residence special? It’s a combination of service from friendly staff who come to know your name, the delicious food on your plate, and the social connection that comes from gathering around a table to share stories over a good meal. Don’t forget fun themed meals, the chance to celebrate cherished traditions with family, and the opportunity to enjoy homestyle menu favourites as well as something new you mightn’t have tried if you were on your own. Watch our series of dining experience videos to understand what you can expect in a Chartwell retirement residence!

Explore our eye-catching seasonal menus

Did you know? Chartwell changes their menus to reflect all four seasons of the year! We have more than 750 tried-and-tested recipes that we reflect on our menus throughout the year, many of which incorporate seasonal ingredients that have you looking forward to your dining experience each day. Browse our sample seasonal menu to get a glimpse of what you can expect—including food photography of the meals you’ll see at our retirement residence!

Front page of Chartwell's seasonal menus document

Learn some fun facts about dining at Chartwell

There are so many assumptions out there about what retirement living food is—and most of the time, they couldn’t be more wrong! Explore our interesting infographic for true facts and figures about the dining experience at Chartwell—you may be surprised by what you learn.

Fact Image: We serve over 28, 000 cups of coffee per day - that's 10 million cups per year. We crack over 7, 500 eggs per day - that's 2.5 million eggs per year