Pasta cooked in olive oil with grape tomatoes and basil

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Oak Park LaSalle in LaSalle

At Chartwell Oak Park LaSalle, the recipe for your successful dining experience begins with fresh, quality ingredients, recipes developed for your taste and nutrition, from-scratch preparation, and tableside service from friendly, knowledgeable staff. Mix in lively conversation and laughter from our residents—all enjoying the sun in our spacious, light-filled dining room—and you have a satisfying dining experience.

Our food service team uses fresh, local ingredients wherever possible through our suppliers. These are meals that are both good, and good for you. We incorporate your preferences, offering both tried-and-true choices and new combinations that will tempt your tastebuds. All of our meals are seasonally based to provide optimal taste and nutrition too. One night you may be enjoying clam chowder as a starter, an entrée of roast pork tenderloin with apple chutney, and finishing up with apple pie for dessert. Or, for lunch, you could be sitting down to curried squash soup and a turkey burger on a ciabatta bun. Our regular themed dinners give you an opportunity to celebrate different cuisines and special occasions as well.

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.

If the featured menu doesn’t tempt you, you also have the option of ordering from our à la carte menu, with its diversified choice of favourites, including entrées, soups, salads, sandwiches, fruit, and desserts. If you are feeling hungry between meals, you can also grab a freshly-prepared snack and have a coffee in our bistro.

Our residents look forward to coming together in our bright, inviting dining room with its floor-to-ceiling windows, where you will always find a warm welcome. We also give a warm welcome to any guests you wish to invite; take advantage of our catering service and private dining room, should you wish to host a group of family or friends.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Oak Park LaSalle.

The dining experience at Chartwell Oak Park LaSalle isn’t just about the quality, taste, and presentation of our food, but also about how it is served. Join us for a meal and you’ll be welcomed by our friendly and attentive serving staff, many of whom have been with us for years. How do you take your tea? Do you want your salad dressing on the side? Your server will take time to learn a little about you and your preferences. They are part of our food services team, who are dedicated to making your dining experience enjoyable every single day.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Dining room of Chartwell Oak Park Lasalle Retirement House
  • 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