Eastern Shore Cuisine at its Best
Cooking on the Eastern Shore of Maryland offers some of the best seasonal foods a chef could imagine. Londonderry’s chefs use the region’s famous seafood, chicken, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables in preparing memorable meals for our residents. When our residents say, “The meals you cook are just like home,” that is when we know that our dedicated culinary team has succeeded in making their dining experience pleasant and memorable – a signature of the Londonderry experience.
Each Londonderry resident participates in a monthly meal plan, which favors a “country club” plan. Lunch and dinner are available to residents six days a week, except on Sundays, when a Sunday brunch is offered. A la carte menu options are always available.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Brunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Chef Bill Lynch
Cooking from scratch is the signature of Chef Bill Lynch, Londonderry’s Chef in Residence. Lynch, a Johnson & Wales University graduate, has cooked for restaurants, resorts and even Disney World, before owning his own café in Galena, MD. At Londonderry, Lynch enjoys making fresh stocks and sauces to enhance the dining experience for residents. Leaving his signature on the dishes he prepares is his way of letting residents know the care he puts into each of his meals.
Londonderry’s restaurant-style dining experience focuses on celebrating the foods grown by local farmers and the changing seasons on the Eastern Shore. In the summer, the menus reflect the region’s finest seafood offerings and fresh fruits and vegetables. In the fall, Chef Lynch shares fall’s bounty, including root vegetables and squash dishes, while incorporating apples and pears into baked goods. Comfort foods, like stews, soups and heartier meats round out the winter months, while lighter fare like salads, pastas and fresh fish return in the spring.
Chef Lynch has plans to involve residents in learning cooking techniques that they can use in their own residences, adding to the array of classes offered through Londonderry’s Community Center. A community vegetable and herb garden will offer residents the opportunity to try their hand at gardening at Londonderry and experiencing their own “farm to table” meals.
Londonderry’s recent kitchen remodel has enabled Chef Lynch to expand Londonderry’s catering operations for its many events on campus.