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

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Whispering Pines in Barrie

At Chartwell Whispering Pines, we vary our meal choices to take advantage of fresh produce, which is why our menu changes with the seasons. You’ll be sure to find your favourites—and we hope you’ll discover some new ones! You’ll love our from-scratch soups, like carrot and ginger, classic chicken noodle, and minestrone. Our entrées include offerings like beer-battered haddock and chips, honey-glazed ham with scalloped potatoes, and delicious roast prime rib with Yorkshire pudding.

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.

Make sure to leave room for dessert! We have everything from summery peach cobbler to autumnal pumpkin cheesecake tart. We also always feature a daily special, selected from our recipe box of over 750+ tried-and-true creations developed by our team using fresh ingredients that celebrate the season’s best.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our bright, airy dining room is a wonderful space to enjoy your meals in a social atmosphere! Our friendly servers will greet you by name and get to remember your favourites, too. If you have any special dietary concerns, we’re happy to accommodate. Just let our servers know.

If you’re looking to throw a dinner party (with none of the cooking or cleaning!) why not rent out our private dining room? We’ll take care of everything! It’s the perfect spot to gather and celebrate milestones with friends and family.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Newly renovated dining room at Chartwell Whispering Pines 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