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The Dining Experience at Chartwell Christopher Terrace in Burlington

Independent living is all about the freedom to make choices that work for you, including enjoying a wonderful meal surrounded by friends that is served by warm and professional staff. That’s the dining experience at Chartwell Christopher Terrace, where every meal is tasty, well-balanced, and considers residents’ palates and preferences. Our food services team sources as many fresh and seasonal ingredients through our supplier as possible, creating diversified, from-scratch recipes that include both familiar dishes and some new ones that are sure to tempt you to try.

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.

What’s for dinner? From our daily featured menu you might choose between corn chowder or a garden salad to start, followed by an entrée of grilled flat iron steak with sauteed mushrooms and onions, finishing with baked apple for dessert. If today is one of our regular themed nights, you could be tucking into a special holiday menu, or celebrating an international cuisine. Beyond our featured daily breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, you can also indulge in our à la carte menu, offering residents’ favourite dishes. We happily accommodate any special dietary requirements. If you need a pick-me-up between meals, don’t hesitate to grab one of our freshly-prepared snacks.

You are also welcome to invite guests into our warmly decorated dining room with its floor-to-ceiling windows or host a family dinner in our charming private dining room, where catering services are available.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our dining room is a place where everyone knows your name and you look forward to spending time with fellow residents. Our serving staff will come to know you and your likes and dislikes. How do you like your coffee? Do you prefer your salad dressing on the side, or would you like a smaller portion for your entrée? And don’t be surprised if our Food Services Manager stops by your table to get your feedback on making your dining experience the best it can be.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence dining room with amazing natural light
  • 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