Senior residents having a pleasant conversation at the dinning table while enjoying a cup of coffee

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Isabella in Thunder Bay

At Chartwell Isabella, nutritious and delicious meals are always on the menu! Thanks to our hardworking food services team, you can choose from a variety of menu items that are tasty, well-presented, and healthy. Take your pick from à la carte options or daily featured dishes. What’s on the menu? Expect classic lunch entrées highlighting local seasonal ingredients, such as a simple turkey sandwich with cranberry or apple Waldorf salad, or a dinner such as butternut squash soup with rosemary Dijon rack of lamb. How about blueberry cheesecake or chocolate mousse for dessert?

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 family dinners, as well as themed meals to celebrate seasonal occasions and holidays together. You may enjoy having a variety of dining areas too. Meet a visitor for a snack in our cozy bistro or host your loved ones for a catered dinner in our private dining room.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our spacious dining room features large windows that frame views of green space and fill the room with inviting natural light. As part of your dining experience, our Food Service Manager, our kitchen staff, and our warm, welcoming servers work together to take your dietary preferences and requirements into account so you can always enjoy your meal in a social setting.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • The Bistro of Chartwell Isabella 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