Pasta cooked in olive oil with grape tomatoes and basil

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Barton in Newmarket

Chartwell Barton prides itself on offering a nutritious and delicious dining experience for all our residents. Your senior living experience includes three daily meals, including a full breakfast and multiple choices at lunch and dinner. Our dining program is centred around freshly-prepared dishes using seasonal ingredients sourced as close to home as possible. Your meals are served in our bright and spacious dining room where you can enjoy the company of your neighbours while our team ensures you have everything you need.

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’ll have a choice of daily featured dishes, as well as a menu of à la carte favourites ranging from comfort food to lighter fare, with a variety of soups, salads, entrées, and desserts. Our residents are delighted whenever we have themed dinners to showcase diverse cuisines or celebrate special occasions together. You may also invite your loved ones to join you for family dinner events or you can play host—we’d be happy to cater—in the private dining room. You can also help yourself to snacks 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 Barton.

One of the highlights of our dining program is the friendly service. Our servers get to know you and make you feel at home, collaborating with our food service team to make sure your meals are personalized to accommodate your dietary preferences and requests.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Spacious and bright dining room at Chartwell Barton 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