Cocktail served in martini glasses

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Waterford in Oakville 

At Chartwell Waterford, your restaurant-style dining experience isn’t just about enjoying a delicious, homemade breakfast, lunch, or dinner. First, it’s about the quality of the food, showcasing fresh produce, eggs and cheeses, fish, poultry, and meats, sourced locally through our supplier whenever possible. It’s also about how our culinary team prepares all dishes, rotating seasonal menus so every month features some new dishes. They strive to offer meals that are pleasing to your palate, and good for you too, achieving a balance between tried-and-true resident favourites and new selections that are equally tempting. You can choose from a diversified featured daily menu or our à la carte 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.

For dinner for example, you might start with cream of leek and potato soup, or a radish/white bean/cucumber/carrot and mint salad, followed by pretzel-crusted chicken breast with grilled zucchini, farro, sweet potato braise, and sautéed mushroom with sage, topped off by pineapple upside-down cake for dessert. You are welcome to enjoy a glass of wine with that too.

Your experience continues with the dining room itself. You’ll find it open and airy, brightly decorated in polished hues. We also offer flexible dining times. Our staff and residents love to celebrate, and themed nights are our specialty. Interested in hosting a private family dinner? Feel free to book our private dining room (and take advantage of our catering service), or you can invite guests into our main dining room.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Behind every great meal at Chartwell Waterford there is an equally great food services team. You’ll see our friendly servers greeting and chatting with residents, getting to know them and their preferences. How do you take your coffee? Would you prefer your salad dressing on the side? Our servers are dedicated to making every meal not just about eating, but about enjoying the experience from the moment you step into the dining room. You’ll also meet our Food Services Manager, who strives for continual improvement by listening to and incorporating residents’ feedback. Our goal is that every meal is very satisfying. 

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Dining room at Chartwell Waterford 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