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

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Oak Ridges in Richmond Hill 

From our continental breakfast to our delicious dinners, you’ll love the dining options at Chartwell Oak Ridges. Our dishes boasts fresh ingredients, and we change our menu four times a year so you can enjoy seasonal flavours and favourites. Every day we offer featured specials—from hearty soups and fresh salads to carefully crafted sandwiches and tasty entrées. And don’t worry, we never forget dessert! You can eat something different every day of the week or stick with your tried-and-true menu favourites, ranging from chopped salad to pesto chicken with a slice of raspberry buckle torte.

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 themed dinners are a hit for a reason. Our food services team love sharing flavours and cuisines from around the world, and our residents love celebrating special occasions together!

Our bustling bistro has the feeling of a quaint café and always has fresh snacks and fruits available, as well as coffee and tea.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Welcome to our dining room, where our Maître D’ greets you by name and our servers enjoy getting to know you and your preferences. We know not everyone is on the same schedule, which is why we offer flexible dining times, too. You’re welcome to invite your guests to join you for a meal. 

If you’re looking to host a special event, we invite you to book our elegant, private dining room, perfect for celebrating milestones with family and friends.  

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Elegant dining room at Chartwell Oak Ridges Retirement Residence.
  • 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