Senior residents having a pleasant conversation at the dinning table while enjoying a cup of coffee

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Pembroke Heritage in Pembroke 

At Chartwell Pembroke Heritage, dining is about choice. Our food service team begins with fresh ingredients, using local, seasonal fare whenever possible, crafting meals that are both good, and good for you. We take into account the preferences and palates of residents, offering a diversified menu. You may be enjoying cream of celery soup, satisfying shepherd’s pie, and sumptuous Black Forest cake one night, and tucking into delectable cannelloni on another night, where an Italian theme is on offer.

If the featured menu is not to your liking, check out our à la carte menu, with its crowd-pleasing resident-favourite dishes, including entrées, soups, salads, showcase sandwiches, fruit, and desserts, and you’re sure to satisfy your cravings.

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 craft our menus for each season to highlight ingredients from our local suppliers, cooking dishes from scratch to give you optimal taste and nutrition.

A huge part of the dining experience at Chartwell Pembroke Heritage is the atmosphere. You choose where you sit, and you’ll always find a welcoming smile and invitation to jump into the conversation. With large picture windows overlooking beautiful, natural views, our bright, modern dining room is the perfect complement to your delicious meal. Residents are always welcome to invite guests, or host a family dinner. And if you need a little pick-me-up, the self-serve bistro is handy, complete with oven, should you want to invite the grandkids over to bake some cookies. Freshly prepared snacks are also available.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

While the quality, taste and presentation of our food is paramount at Chartwell Pembroke Heritage, our entire food services team, including our servers, are our secret ingredient. Join us for a meal, and you’ll be greeted by friendly, engaging, and attentive servers. How do you like your coffee? What style of bread do you prefer? Your server will learn. Don’t be surprised if your Food Service Manager stops by to get your feedback on making your dining experience the best it can be too. 

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Dining room at Chartwell Pembroke Heritage / Salle à manger de Chartwell Pembroke Heritage
  • 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