Chicken Potpie with mash potatoes, carrots and peas

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Héritage in Vanier 

At Chartwell Héritage, you can expect delicious, well-prepared daily meals and snacks. Our dining team is pleased to offer dishes that are tasty, healthy, and well presented, and you can choose from diverse daily featured dishes or à la carte options to find something that suits your appetite. Look forward to a variety of main dishes like homemade honey mustard chicken, savoury pastas, heart-smart baked fish, soups made from scratch with seasonal ingredients, and fresh salads.

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.

We also offer wine service to complement your meal. Leave room for desserts like fruit salad, lemon sponge pudding, or gingerbread cake to make your dining experience complete. Residents look forward to our themed dinners to celebrate holidays and seasonal occasions, and our continental breakfasts are also popular. Want to host a guest in our dining room or book a catered meal in our private dining room for an additional fee? Just let us know and we’ll make the arrangements.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

We believe that in retirement living, meals should always be a nourishing experience in pleasant surroundings with good food and people. Accordingly, our cooks and friendly bilingual servers try to ensure your dietary wishes and requirements are met so you can always relax and enjoy your meal in a social atmosphere.   

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • open concept dining room at Chartwell heritage retirement residences résidence pour retraités salle à manger aire ouverte
  • 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