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At Chartwell, we believe that dining should be more than just a meal—it should offer an exceptional experience you look forward to each day. Like a favourite recipe, a great meal is the sum of its parts: wholesome, flavourful and homemade cuisine incorporating locally-sourced ingredients and regional tastes, combined with friendly and dedicated service.

 

When you join us for a bite to eat, you’ll enjoy the convenience and pleasure of a delicious meal served hot and fresh to your table. Not only will you benefit from tasty, balanced meals created with your tastes and preferences in mind, you’ll truly be able to relax alongside friends, with no grocery shopping, meal preparation or dish clean-up involved.

 

Here are the ingredients that merge to deliver on the enjoyable and personal dining experience found in every Chartwell residence:

High-Quality Food

The first and most important aspect of our dining experience is the fresh-quality produce we use to craft each and every meal. We are proud supporters of Canadian farmers and strive to weave locally-sourced, fresh ingredients into our menu offerings.

From Alberta beef to Quebec cheese and farm-fresh Ontario eggs, there’s nothing our Food Service Managers like better than integrating local fare into their made-from-scratch dishes. When you taste the difference, don’t be surprised if you find yourself asking for seconds!

Our menus are crafted daily to ensure our residents have varied and appetizing selections to choose from for every meal. Reflecting Canada’s Food Guide, our menus not only incorporate fresh ingredients, but also seasonal flavours.

Diverse Menu Choice

How about a tomato and red pepper bisque for lunch? Or a roasted Canadian pork loin for dinner? There’s also an à la carte menu stocked with standard fare, should you wish to order something instead of the featured dish of the day.

From casual eats and home-style favourites to themed cuisine and black-tie dinners, all of the meals prepared in-house by our Food Service Managers come hot and fresh, and cater to a variety of palates. And don’t forget our decadent desserts, which ensure you can have your cake and eat it, too.

Warm and Professional Service

One of the best parts of eating out is the luxury of enjoying a mouth-watering meal without having to lift a finger—and that’s exactly the type of experience you’ll enjoy in our dining rooms.

Our friendly service means you can truly sit back and relax while our gracious and personable serving staff take care of the rest. Let us wait on you so you can savour a delectable meal among friends, and don’t be afraid to express any dietary needs you may have—our dedicated food teams are only too happy to prepare a meal that accommodates your unique tastes and preferences.

When you gather around a table alongside fellow residents in our dining rooms, you’ll truly get a taste for the social, convivial atmosphere that defines them.

Let the aroma from the kitchen tempt your taste buds as you enjoy a drink with new or old friends, indulge in tea and dessert with visiting family members, or have a chuckle with the serving staff who will come to know you and your preferences well. In our dining rooms, laughter, good conversation and great food abound, making for a relaxing, yet exciting place to eat each day.

Unique Amenities & Programs

There are many unique aspects of our dining program that make eating well at Chartwell especially gratifying.

In addition to community dining rooms, many of our residences also feature private dining rooms—available for booking family events and celebrations—casual bistros—where you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a freshly-baked snack while reading your morning paper—and what we call “Country” or “Demonstration” Kitchens—gathering places where you can cook a treasured family recipe for yourself, or participate in a group activity like baking for a fundraiser, perhaps.


Our residents have also enjoyed a number of themed dining days as of late. Our National Pizza Day entailed piping-hot, made-to-order pizza pies being served tableside to residents on wooden paddles, while our National Fish & Chips Day saw residents dining on Ocean Wise™ certified, battered cod on a bed of crispy, golden-brown fries—authentically served in a newspaper-lined basket with all the fixings. Thanks to the collaboration between the dining teams and other departments within our residences—including our always-creative recreation teams—special dining events like these are regular occurrences in Chartwell dining rooms.


At Chartwell, our food service teams pride themselves in providing high-quality meals that residents look forward to each day. When you move into one of our residences, you can rest assured that your personal tastes and palate will be reflected in your dining experience. In fact, our food teams meet with new residents to understand individual dietary needs.


Bon Appetite!


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