Pasta cooked in olive oil with grape tomatoes and basil

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Hawthorn in Edmonton

At Chartwell Hawthorn, our all-inclusive package includes three delicious and nutritious meals daily. Whether you are having a flavourful meal and a glass of wine with a group of friends in our dining room, having a cup coffee with snacks in our bistro, or cooking or baking a special recipe in our country kitchen, you can count on our warm, welcoming food service team to deliver an experience that leaves you feeling content. You’re always welcome to invite guests for a meal and catered meals are available to celebrate a special event.

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.

We prepare and serve tasty, nutritious daily features that are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, often locally sourced by our fresh food supplier. But that’s not all! You can also choose from an array of popular entrées on our à la carte menu and find something different to please your palate. In addition to our wholesome and appetizing main courses, you can choose from a selection of daily, made-from-scratch soups and broths, healthy salads, refreshing fruit, and scrumptious desserts to elevate 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 Hawthorn.

Personalized service means you are greeted and converse with friendly dining room servers who get to know you as a person, and your food likes and dislikes. You’ll also get to know our Food Service Manager, who will ask for your feedback on the food and service to make your dining experience the very best. In fact, we’re keen to chat with you to better understand your dining preferences, including any special dietary needs, 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