Simon served with roasted vegetables and rice

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Oak Park Terrace in Windsor

At Chartwell Oak Park Terrace, your restaurant-style dining experience isn’t just about enjoying a delicious, homemade breakfast, lunch, or dinner. First, it’s about the quality of the food, featuring farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, fish, poultry and meats, and seasonal ingredients. It’s also about how our food service team prepares all dishes, aiming for food that is pleasing to your palate and good for you too. They craft a balance between tried-and-true resident favourites, and new selections that are equally tempting. For example, for dinner you could enjoy a Caesar salad, followed by an entrée of pan-seared boneless pork chops braised in a tomato herb sauce accompanied by roasted mini potatoes, green beans, and cauliflower. And who wouldn’t love pineapple upside-down cake for dessert? If you have a special dietary need, we are pleased to accommodate you.

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.

The dining room at Chartwell Oak Park Terrace is also an important part of your experience. You’ll find the space is open and bright, decorated in warm tones, with large floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors overlooking our gardens. Our staff and residents love to celebrate, and themed nights are our specialty. Interested in hosting a private family dinner? Feel free to book our private dining room, or you can invite guests into our main dining room too.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Oak Park Terrace.

We have an excellent food service team at Chartwell Oak Park Terrace. You’ll see our experienced servers greeting and chatting with residents, getting to know them and their likes and dislikes. You’ll also meet our Food Services Manager, who is dedicated to always improving your dining experience by listening to and incorporating residents’ feedback. Our goal is that every meal is to your satisfaction.

  • 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