Cocktail served in martini glasses

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Cité-Jardin in Gatineau

Every day, our culinary team prepares delicious, nutritious meals and serves them in our nice, comfortable dining room. Every meal is made with the freshest and healthiest ingredients, because we know that eating well is a big part of staying healthy. We offer various meal options, an à la carte menu, delicious desserts and continental breakfast.

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.

Need a little afternoon pick-me-up? Come visit our bistro! We also offer freshly prepared snacks!

In addition to great food, you can enjoy every bite in good company, so every visit to the dining room can be a memorable one.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Cité-Jardin.

A perfect dining experience involves much more than great food. Of course, the taste, texture, smell and presentation of the dish must be outstanding, but the service is just as important! At Chartwell Cité-Jardin, we understand this. Our staff not only serves you in a warm atmosphere but also enjoys talking with you and getting to know you better every day. Our relationship with you is as important as the quality of our service. We are attentive professionals, great listeners and people who go the extra mile to make each visit to the dining room a positive experience and an opportunity to have a good time.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Salle à manger du Chartwell Cité-Jardin résidence pour retraités. Retirement Residence dinning 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