Senior residents having a pleasant conversation at the dinning table while enjoying a cup of coffee with croissant

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Willow in Maple Ridge

At Chartwell Willow, we want your dining experience to be very satisfying and enjoyed alongside friends. Whether you’re sitting down to a tasty meal from a diverse menu in our two-storey dining room, enjoying a beverage and freshly prepared snacks in the bistro, celebrating a special birthday in our country kitchen, or gathering with family for a catered meal in our private dining room, our food service 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, 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 Willow.

Our servers are friendly, warm individuals who look forward to chatting with you in the dining room each 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 speak with you to understand your dietary preferences and welcome you for a meal with us!

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • elegant dining room at chartwell willow care 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