Miso Salmon entree

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Jackson Creek in Peterborough

At Chartwell Jackson Creek, we strive for a dining experience that will exceed your expectations, offering great food, excellent service, and good conversation, resulting in your satisfaction at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We recognize that our residents—free from making and serving their own meals—expect that residence meals should always be delicious and well-balanced, with a mix of the familiar and the new. They enjoy a varied and diverse feature menu—perhaps herb-roasted chicken thighs served with O’Brien potatoes and yellow beans for dinner, or shaved roast beef on multigrain bread with cream of broccoli soup for lunch—as well as a full à la carte menu, with a selection of crowd-pleasing entrées, soups, salads, sandwiches, and tempting desserts. Freshly prepared snacks are also available throughout the day.

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 residents and staff love our regular themed dinners and celebrations of holidays and special days, making our dining room even more lively. If you have a special dinner and wish to invite a group of family or friends, we offer catering services, as well as individual guest meals (fee-for service may apply).

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Besides wonderful food, one of the other prime reasons for our residence dining program’s success is the friendly, professional staff, many of whom have been with Chartwell Jackson Creek for several years. They love getting to know you and your preferences, such as how you take your coffee, or the fact that you may want a smaller portion. They are an integral part of our food services team at the residence. The team is dedicated to making your dining experience the best it can be, and regularly reach out to gain your feedback.

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  • 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