Miso Salmon entree

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Pickering City Centre in Pickering 

What’s on the menu at Chartwell Pickering City Centre? Great food, wonderful conversation, and a very satisfying experience at every meal. We focus on preparing tasty, wholesome, and well-balanced meals, appealing to your palate. Our featured daily menu showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients and made-from-scratch dishes, incorporating local produce, meats, fish, eggs, and cheeses whenever possible. Meanwhile, on our à la carte menu, choose from a selection of crowd-pleasing entrées, soups, salads, sandwiches, and decadent desserts, as well as new dishes you just might be tempted to sample. Freshly prepared snacks are also available at our casual bistro 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.

You’ll find that our dining room is the heart of our residence, where we enthusiastically participate in themed nights, our food services team creating meals to mark holidays or special cultural days. You are welcome to invite guests at any time, either in our main dining room or in our intimate private dining room.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Pickering City Centre.  

We consider ourselves a family at Chartwell Pickering City Centre, an inclusive community of residents, their families, and our staff. Our dining room staff are a key part of that dynamic, and of making our residents’ dining experience both satisfying and memorable. They are friendly and attentive, getting to know you by name, and learning how you take your coffee or tea, for example. Your Food Services Manager is equally dedicated; don’t be surprised if they stop by to get your feedback on your experience. 

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
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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