The Dining Experience at Chartwell Collegiate Heights in Sault Ste. Marie

From our bright and airy dining room to our comfortable self-serve bistro and our welcoming outdoor sitting area, there’s always a pleasant place to enjoy dining and company at Chartwell Collegiate Heights. And of course, fresh, wholesome ingredients are always on our menu! Choose from a wide variety of à la carte options or daily featured dishes that are both healthy and tasty. Expect entrées like poached Atlantic salmon with lemon butter sauce.

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.

Expect fresh salads, such as Greek and Caesar salads, made with seasonal produce, and homemade soups like golden minestrone. Our always-tempting dessert menu might feature classics like rice pudding or fruit salad. Family dinners and meals for guests are popular dining options, too. As well, our private dining room gives you the opportunity to host a relaxed catered meal for your friends and family.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

At Chartwell Collegiate Heights, our friendly dining team collaborates so that every meal is a positive experience. Our residents tell us how much they enjoy the large windows in our dining room overlooking our terrace, the river, and the city skyline. If you have special dietary requirements, we do our best to accommodate a variety of requests so you can feel comfortable and relaxed during your meal.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • bistro at chartwell collegiate heights 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