Chicken Potpie with mash potatoes, carrots and peas

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Emerald Hills in Sherwood Park

At Chartwell Emerald Hills, we want your meals each day to be tasty, nutritious, and enjoyed in a social atmosphere. Whether you’re sitting down to an appetizing meal from a wide-ranging menu in our open seating dining room, enjoying a glass of wine or beer in our lounge or large outdoor courtyards, or having a catered meal with your family in the private dining room, our friendly food service team aims to provide an experience that leaves you feeling content. Dining times are flexible, and you can invite guests for a meal anytime.

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 offer appetizing and nutritious daily features that are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, often locally sourced by our fresh food supplier. In addition to daily features, you can choose from an array of popular items on our à la carte menu and find something different to please your palate. Along with our delicious entrée options, you can count on a selection of daily, made-from-scratch soups and broths, fresh salads, refreshing fruit, and delectable desserts to complete 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 Emerald Hills.

You’ll enjoy meeting and getting to know our dining room servers, who will come to know you as a person and your food likes and dislikes. You can also look forward to getting to know our Food Services Manager, who seeks your input on the food, menu, and service to make your dining experience the best it can be. In fact, are culinary team are eager to chat with you to learn more about your dining preferences, including any special dietary needs, as well as welcome you for a meal with us!

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • dining room at chartwell emerald hills retirement residence
  • 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