Cocktail served in martini glasses

The Dining Experience at Chartwell Jardins Notre-Dame in Gatineau

When you don’t feel like cooking, join us in our dining room, which boasts large windows and an abundance of natural light. When you drop by for a meal, you can enjoy the company of friends, family or our staff and treat yourself to a special experience.

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’ll savour gourmet delights prepared by our chefs, who make it their duty to craft the very best dishes for you. We offer a varied, à la carte menu and catering, as needed, not to mention festive themed dinners you won’t want to miss.

ice cream with caramel sauce on top

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

There’s nothing more wonderful than a delicious dish prepared with great care—except perhaps exceptional service! Our kind staff is there to make each meal special. We understand that eating is not just about the food, which is why our staff will go above and beyond to create the right atmosphere.

  • Butternut Squash Soup for starters
  • Salle à manger avec grande fenestration Chartwell Jardins Notre-Dame résidence pour retraités retirement residence Dining room with large windows
  • 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