Chicken Potpie with mash potatoes, carrots and peas

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Birchwood in Chilliwack

At Chartwell Birchwood, we want your dining experience to be enjoyable and social. Whether you’re sitting down to a tasty meal from a diverse menu in our well-appointed dining room, having a cup of coffee and savouring freshly prepared snacks in our bistro, or enjoying a glass of wine or a pint in our bar/lounge, our food service team strives to deliver an experience that leaves you feeling satisfied.

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, you can select from crowd-pleasing favourites on our à la carte menu. Special diets are accommodated. Aside from our wholesome entrée options, you can choose from daily, made-from-scratch soups, salads, a selection of fruit, and homemade desserts.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our dining room servers are friendly, accommodating people you will look forward to seeing every day. You’ll also come to know our Food Service Manager, who often looks for feedback and comments to make your dining room experience be 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