Pasta cooked in olive oil with grape tomatoes and basil

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Pinewood in Pembroke 

Step into the Chartwell Pinewood dining room you’ll find it feels like home. Sit down and you’ll immediately be included in the conversation. Feel even more comfortable when your friendly server welcomes you. Glance at the menu and discover freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, as well as à la carte options, that are diverse, varied, and full of tasty, wholesome fare. Finish your meal feeling satisfied and comfortable, thinking about relaxing with a good book.

At Chartwell Pinewood, you can choose from daily menus featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients that make for appetizing and nourishing dining.

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.

Our goal is to offer meals that are a blend of residents’ favourites and new flavour combinations that you may have wanted to try but never have. Beyond the daily featured entrées, you can also select from our popular à la carte menu. There, you’ll find homemade entrées, soups, salads, sandwiches, and yummy desserts.

We can also accommodate your special dietary needs (fee-for-service may apply), and you’ll find the Chartwell Pinewood food services team is dedicated to learning your preferences, likes and dislikes.

We love a good celebration at Chartwell Pinewood, and you’ll see that reflected in themed dinners, birthday dinners, and holiday parties too.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

The food services team at Chartwell Pinewood puts their heart into the selection, preparation and serving of our meals. Ours is a small residence, and staff are part of our family, looking forward to seeing you every day in the dining room. They’ll know how you take your coffee, and that you like extra gravy with your roast beef. They’re here to make every one of your meals a great experience. 

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Overview of a dining room at Chartwell Pinewood / Vue d'ensemble d'une salle à manger à Chartwell Pinewood
  • 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