Cocktail served in martini glasses

The Dining Experience at Chartwell St. Clair Beach in Tecumseh

Imagine stepping into a beautifully decorated dining room, led to your table by your maître d’. You greet your friends, who are all enjoying a glass of wine, yet you can’t help but notice the spectacular sunset over the water. Now it’s time to order. As you chat with your friendly server, who knows you by name, you’re having trouble choosing between the daily featured menu and one of your favourite dishes on the à la carte menu. Either way, you know this is going to be a wonderful meal.

Each of the three daily meals—including a full breakfast—at Chartwell St. Clair Beach are prepared by our food service team. You may have already met our chef if you dropped by one of their regular cooking demonstrations in our communal kitchen. The dining team is dedicated to sourcing fresh produce, eggs, cheese, poultry, and meats from local suppliers wherever possible, using seasonal ingredients.

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.

Entrées are delicious and wholesome, as are made-from-scratch soups, salads, and desserts. One night you might choose from the daily feature menu, beginning with potato leek soup, followed by chicken, mushrooms and leeks in pastry, leaving room for a warm banana bread pudding with custard for dessert. Lunch might be minestrone soup or German potato salad, with a grilled Reuban sandwich for your main. Beyond our varied daily selections, you can also select from our popular à la carte menu. If you have special dietary needs, just let us know, and we will happily accommodate them.

You are always welcome to invite guests, and if you have a special family occasion, allow us to present a wonderful family dinner experience.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell St. Clair Beach.

Part of what makes the dining experience at Chartwell St. Clair Beach so special is the restaurant-style ambience provided by our food services team. Our maître d‘ looks forward to welcoming you, and your server looks forward to getting to know you, learning how you take your coffee, or the fact that you like your salad dressing on the side. Our entire food services team—from our Food Services Manager, cooks and serving staff—are dedicated to providing you with a memorable experience at every meal.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Chartwell St Clair Beach's dining room
  • 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