Pasta cooked in olive oil with grape tomatoes and basil

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Rouge Valley in Markham

We’re happy to take the job of cooking off your plate! Your lifestyle includes three fresh meals a day, and we’re proud to offer you a wide selection of choices. Your breakfast options include a daily special along with a wonderful array of fruits, hot and cold cereals, delicious pastries, plus tea, coffee and juice, of course!

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.

For lunch and dinner, you can opt for our daily features that support local farmers, like kale and cabbage salad and crab cakes. Or choose homemade classics like broccoli cheddar soup and BBQ pork ribs. We’ve got your sweet tooth covered with freshly made selections like apple crumble tart and lemon sponge pudding.

At themed dinners, we explore cuisines from around the world. We think you’ll also love our self-serve bistro stocked with freshly prepared snacks, fruits, and beverages. Come help yourself!

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Rouge Valley.

We know what makes a dining experience memorable. It’s partly knowing you’ll be sitting down to share a meal with new friends. It’s partly looking forward to seeing the servers who know your name, and a conscientious food services team that happily accommodate any special requests. We look forward to welcoming you!

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
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  • 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