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

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Domaine Notre-Dame in Gatineau

You do not feel like cooking? Don't worry, our dining services team welcomes you every day in our large dining room bathed in natural light. Each meal is prepared with care by cooks who are committed to making every bite a real treat.

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.

We offer delicious and nutritious menus that will please you. From the continental breakfast to the ice cream counter and freshly prepared snacks, we have everything you need to prolong the pleasure of eating!

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

Service is just as important to us as the quality of our meals at Chartwell Domaine Notre-Dame

To make the dining experience complete, we offer more than just tasty and nutritious meals. At Chartwell, service is just as important as great food. Our friendly staff is committed to your well-being and we are always happy to serve you. We enjoy talking to you and getting to know you and your friends and family. The atmosphere is always friendly and conducive to conversation and we are attentive to your needs and preferences. Every moment spent in our restaurant-style dining room should be a special moment for you.  

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Chartwell server serving omelette to the senior resident
  • Salle à manger principale Chartwell Domaine Notre-Dame résidence pour retraités retirement residence Main dining room

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