The Dining Experience at Chartwell Robert Speck in Mississauga 

Independent living is all about the freedom and flexibility to make choices that work for you, including enjoying a wonderful meal surrounded by friends and served by warm staff. It’s also why at Chartwell Robert Speck, we include two delicious daily meals in your monthly fee, with the option to include three, should you wish.

Our menus offer just as much choice, reflecting dishes that are made-from-scratch using fresh, wholesome ingredients. Our menus are inspired by what’s in season, and you’ll never see the same featured lunch or dinner in a four-week period.

What’s for dinner? From our daily featured menu you might choose between Borscht or a Greek salad to start, followed by an entrée of grilled flat iron steak served with sautéed mushrooms and onions, and if you have room—strawberry shortcake for dessert. You are welcome to enjoy your dinner with a glass of wine, too.

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 today is one of our special themed nights, you could be tucking into a fun holiday menu, or one celebrating an international cuisine, complete with related residence activities and events. Beyond our featured daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, you may also be tempted by our à la carte menu, offering a great selection of popular, tried-and-true fare. 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. Don’t forget our bistro and country kitchen, the former a wonderful place to meet for a coffee, and the latter a great place to enjoy an afternoon of baking with your grandchildren.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Robert Speck.  

You might say that it’s the cherry on top of the dining experience at Chartwell Robert Speck: our serving staff make every meal even better with their friendly, attentive manner. They will come to know you, and your likes and dislikes. How do you prefer your coffee? Multigrain, sourdough, or rye toast? 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
  • Spacious dining room at Chartwell Robert Speck 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