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

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Clair Hills in Waterloo

Delicious meals at Chartwell Clair Hills are an essential part of a worry-free retirement living lifestyle. You’ll appreciate flexible dining times and open seating that works with your schedule and preferences. Fresh, well-prepared, nutritious fare is always on the menu, and you can choose from a variety of options that include daily featured dishes or popular à la carte picks.

Look forward to tasty entrées like chicken pot pie or honey-glazed baked ham, delicious soups made from scratch, salads with seasonal produce, and fruit or homemade desserts like fruit trifle or brownies. We are also pleased to offer wine service, continental breakfast, themed meals to mark holidays and other events, and meals for your guests.

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.

You can take your pick of venues as well: in addition to our well-appointed dining room, you might treat your family to a catered dinner in our private dining room, meet your neighbours for a drink in our bar/lounge, have a tea on our covered patio, or stop by the bistro for a snack while you read the newspaper.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

Our dining team includes a Food Service Manager, cooks, friendly servers, and a Maître D’, so you can rest assured each and every meal will be an enjoyable experience in a friendly environment. You can count on us to make a point of noting your dietary likes, dislikes, and preferences so you feel right at home.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Dining room at Chartwell Clair Hills / Salle à manger chez Chartwell Clair Hills
  • 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