Simon served with roasted vegetables and rice

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Thunder Bay in Thunder Bay

Residents at Chartwell Thunder Bay look forward to meals made with wholesome ingredients in a welcoming environment. Our culinary approach is definitely “fresh food, cooked right” and you can expect meals that are thoughtfully prepared to be both tasty and healthy. Select from a variety of menu options that include daily featured dishes, as well as à la carte options.

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.

What’s on the menu? Delicious entrées like baked salmon, sesame ginger pasta, roast turkey, savoury homemade soups made with seasonal produce, and fresh seasonal salads. If your meal isn’t complete without something sweet, consider a fresh fruit bowl or made-from-scratch desserts like gingerbread cake or lemon tart. Our residents also like our full breakfast, not to mention themed meals to celebrate seasonal occasions and holidays with your neighbours. If you like, you can connect with a friend or your guests over a freshly-made snack and beverage in our bistro, or sip your coffee while seated comfortably on our sunny terrace or gazebo, surrounded by trees. You can always rely on the Chartwell team to offer well-prepared meals and snacks in an inviting atmosphere.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our talented food service team and friendly servers take your dietary preferences and needs into account so you can comfortably enjoy your meal, worry-free. The culinary team works together to make sure every meal is an enjoyable experience in a pleasant atmosphere. You’ll also appreciate that our dining room features large windows framing views of our green backyard.

  • 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