Chartwell Dining experience Beef Bourguignon

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Valley Vista in Vaughan  

Our animated dining room is the heart of our residence, and where you’ll enjoy flexible dining times and gather to share delicious meals with your fellow residents. You’ll discover our à la carte menu, full of choice, from hearty soups and springy salads to delicious seafood dishes and succulent roasts. We change our menu every spring, summer, fall and winter, so you can be sure we’re using the freshest ingredients and properly celebrating the tastes of each season.

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 kitchen also has featured daily specials. Here’s where our team takes huge inspiration from our residents, offering meals with an Italian flair. You’ll find dishes like stracciatella Fiorentina soup and solenta with tomato sauce served with grilled Italian sausage, or try our veal scaloppini in a portobello sauce. We make a great tiramisu, too!

We love to meet your friends and family, so please be sure to invite them to join you for a meal! We also proudly offer themed dinner nights, where we celebrate occasions and take a culinary tour to destinations around the world.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our servers are warm, friendly and attentive, and they do their best to make your mealtimes special. We love getting feedback from our residents (we even have a Food Committee that meets regularly!) so we can make your dining room experiences special. We’re also skilled at accommodating dietary requests and restrictions.  

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Demonstration kitchen and seating at Chartwell Valley Vista 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