Chicken Potpie with mash potatoes, carrots and peas

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Empress Kanata in Kanata

If you value fresh ingredients, a variety of menus, and a selection of dishes that look and taste great and are packed with nutrients, you’re in the right place. At Chartwell Empress Kanata, our food service team loves freshness and variety: they create featured daily specials and à la carte dishes with as much in-season produce as they can get. What’s on the menu?

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.

You might have a choice of fresh tomato soup and eggs Florentine for lunch and Greek salad with marinated steak for dinner. If you’re like our residents, you might also appreciate choosing your own dining time and seating, inviting guests to join you for a meal, participating in family and themed dinners, and enjoying a glass of wine to complement your meal. When you’re craving something between meals, help yourself to fresh snacks and coffee in the bistro.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Empress Kanata.

Of course, the food is only part of the appeal of our dining experience. Socializing with your neighbours is part of the fun, while our attentive servers take care of making you feel welcome and cared for. Our food service team works hard to help ensure we’ve got your dietary needs and requests covered.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • welcoming dining room at chartwell empress kanata 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