Chicken Potpie with mash potatoes, carrots and peas

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Southwind in Sudbury

Well-prepared meals are one of the pillars of dining at Chartwell Southwind. Our food service team offers delicious, healthy, freshly made fare that highlights seasonal ingredients. Make your choice from a varied menu that has à la carte options, as well as daily featured dishes. What can you expect? The menu might include simple fare like Oktoberfest sausage on a bun or a dish of chicken, leeks, and mushrooms enveloped in pastry.

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 have a choice of freshly made soups and salads every day, and you can complement your meal with fruit salad or made-from-scratch desserts like rhubarb crumble. Other favourite dining options include our full breakfasts, family meals, and meals for guests. Help yourself to quick and convenient beverages and snacks in our bistro as well—it’s a great place to meet a friend or get a bite before an appointment. Our residents also like getting together over themed meals to celebrate special occasions.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

You can count on us to offer delicious meals and snacks in an inviting atmosphere. Our thoughtful culinary staff—cooks, servers, and our Food Services Manager—work hard to make sure your meals at Chartwell Southwind are enjoyable. Do you have special dietary needs? We are experienced in senior dining and nutrition: we’ll consult with you about your dietary requests so you feel comfortable and confident.

  • 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