Chicken Potpie with mash potatoes, carrots and peas

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Van Horne in Smiths Falls 

At Chartwell Van Horne, you’ll always find well-prepared and well-presented fare made with wholesome ingredients on the menu. Our food services staff craft a variety of nutritious, delicious meal options so you can choose from featured dishes or order from our à la carte menu. Breakfast includes a range of pastries, fresh fruit, cereals, beverages, and a daily special.

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.

For lunch and dinner, expect satisfying entrées like chicken à la king or baked pork chop with honey-glazed carrots, fresh salads, as well as soups made with seasonal produce, such as roasted corn chowder. If you wish, complement your meal with an enticing dessert like Queen Elizabeth cake. You are also welcome to invite a guest to join you for a meal.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our goal is for every meal to be an enjoyable experience in a pleasant atmosphere with your friends and neighbours. Large windows that frame greenspace views, high ceilings, and comfortable seating in our contemporary dining room all contribute to the dining experience. Thanks to the coordinated efforts of our cooks, our Food Service Manager, and our attentive servers, your dietary preferences and needs are taken into account so you can feel confident and cared for at every meal. 

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • bright dining room at chartwell van horne 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