Cocktail served in martini glasses

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Hilldale in Thunder Bay

At Chartwell Hilldale, three healthy, delicious meals are yours to enjoy every day. You can make your selection from daily featured dishes or from à la carte options. So, what’s on the menu? Start your day with our simple continental breakfast. At lunch and dinner, you might look forward to delicious fare like BBQ and baby back ribs or grilled turkey and Brie sandwiches, soups made with seasonal ingredients and fresh, crisp salads. If your meal isn’t complete without dessert, consider our homemade treats like peach cobbler with whipped cream.

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.

Our residents also appreciate holiday themed meals to celebrate seasonal occasions together. Other popular options are our family dinners, our cozy 24-hour snack bar, and being able to invite a guest to join you at a meal. If you’d like to host a catered gathering for friends and family in our private dining room, just select a menu and leave the details to us while you relax and spend time with your guests.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our Food Service Manager, cooks and warm, welcoming servers work as a team to consider your dietary preferences and wishes so you can always feel comfortable and confident in your mealtime choices. Do you have a specialized diet? We are experienced with accommodating various health concerns and would be happy to discuss yours. Our goal: we want every meal to be a good experience in pleasant surroundings for you and your peers.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • The dining room of Chartwell Hilldale 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