Cocktail served in martini glasses

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Avondale in Leslieville

What’s for dinner? How about your choice of chicken vegetable soup or spinach salad, followed by Swiss steak with roasted Yukon potatoes, buttered carrots, fresh broccoli, and for dessert, maple walnut ice cream?

If you’re craving something different, choose from our full à la carte menu, with its popular entrées, soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Between meals, help yourself to one of our freshly prepared snacks.

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.

At Chartwell Avondale, your satisfying dining experience isn’t just about enjoying a delicious, homemade breakfast, lunch, or dinner while joining in the conversation and laughter around the table. It’s about the quality of our food, with fresh produce, eggs and cheeses, fish, poultry, and meats, using seasonal ingredients whenever we can. And it’s also about how our food service team prepares all dishes, aiming to please your palate and nourish your body.

Our daily featured menus are diversified, changing every season, and you’ll never see a lunch or dinner repeated in a four-week period.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our focus on personal service at Chartwell Avondale extends to our food services team, including our friendly serving staff. Like the rest of our staff, many have been with us on a long-term basis. They enjoy getting to know you, remembering your preferences, sharing a laugh or a story, and taking pride in making every meal memorable. Don’t be surprised, too, if our Food Services Manager stops by to listen to your feedback on your dining experience.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Chartwell Avondale Retirement Residence  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