Miso Salmon entree

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Glacier Ridge in Thunder Bay

Our talented food services team carefully prepares meals that are both delicious and healthy, and fresh ingredients are always on the menu! Make your selections from diverse à la carte options or daily featured dishes. You can look forward to classic entrées like roast beef with Yorkshire pudding or chicken pot pie, freshly made salads, and homemade soups highlighting seasonal produce.

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 may want to round out your meal with one of our made-from-scratch desserts or some fresh fruit. Catering options are available as well, and you are welcome to invite a visitor to join you for a meal. From our bright and open dining room to our cozy bistro and inviting outdoor sitting area, there’s always a welcoming place to enjoy your dining time.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Here at Chartwell Glacier Ridge, our Food Service Manager, cooks, and friendly servers work together to make sure every meal is a great experience while you dine with friends and neighbours in a pleasant community atmosphere. Do you have special dietary requirements? Our chefs are skilled at senior-friendly dining and can accommodate a variety of requests, from heart-healthy to diabetic-friendly. We take your dietary preferences and needs into account so you can feel comfortable and confident at every meal.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • The dining room of Chartwell Glacier Ridge 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