Chicken Potpie with mash potatoes, carrots and peas

The Dining Experience at Chartwell McConnell in Cornwall 

At Chartwell McConnell, we recognize that enjoying a wonderful meal with friends and loved ones is one of the great joys of life—and not only that, studies show that dining with others is actually good for your overall health and wellbeing! Residents and their guests enjoy getting together in our bright and spacious dining room or gathering with loved ones for a catered family dinner in our private dining space.

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.

All of our meals are carefully prepared and presented by our food service team, using fresh and wholesome recipes, with diverse and varied menus reflecting our residents’ preferences and dietary needs.

We make every effort to source fresh food from local suppliers, using seasonal ingredients. Entrées are delicious and nutritious, and soups, salads and desserts are made from scratch for maximum taste and enjoyment. Beyond our varied daily selections, residents and guests can also choose from our inviting à la carte menu.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

It’s not just the great food at Chartwell McConnell that makes every meal special. It’s sitting down and knowing that your server knows you and is interested in making this the best dining experience possible. Your server is part of a professional food services team, led by our Food Service Manager, who will often stop by to get your feedback and learn your dietary preferences. 

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Dining table beside a wide window at a dining room at Chartwell McConnell / Table à manger à côté d'une large fenêtre dans une salle à manger de Chartwell McConnell
  • 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