Chef Pierre Matsangakis
701 King Farm Blvd.
Food is a “universal experience,” said James Beard, and residents of Ingleside at King Farm are very fortunate to be universally happy with the dining experiences created by Chef Pierre and his culinary team.
Because members’ tastes are individual, the community offers flexible options. The Courtyard Café has a casual dining experience. You can also enjoy a cozy dinner in Le Bistro. Invite family and friends for a private dinner in the formal dining room. Working in kitchens and behind the scenes, the team is constantly identifying culinary trends, introducing new flavors and creating something great for everybody.
Chef Pierre has a unique style and continental flair he learned growing up in France and learning the basics from his Greek mother. He later studied in Paris and Normandy, and began at Ingleside in 2011. “I like the crowd—the diversity of the residents, who are world travelers from different backgrounds,” he says.
The team works with a committee of residents on the dining program. Ingredients are sourced from local farms, whenever possible. Menus are planned with a dietitian and always include vegetarian options. Dishes all support the healthier eating styles of residents and guests. “It’s always a treat,” says Christine L. Podles, executive director. “Chef Pierre does regular cooking demonstrations and every Wednesday, there's a special Chef’s Night with different menus, entrees, salads and desserts.”
Anyone who wants to cook at home or enjoy take-out enjoys meals in spacious one-bedroom, open two-bedroom-with-den and expansive three-bedroom apartments. There’s a choice for every lifestyle and budget.
The not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community is growing fast. Reservations are now being accepted at Gardenside, upcoming progressive retirement residences coming soon.
Medicare's Highest Rating; Best Nursing Homes, US News 2016-2017; Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
Ingleside at King Farm is expanding with the proposed building of 121 new independent living apartments, 32 private assisted living memory support suites, and a Center for Healthy Living subject to approval by the Maryland Department of Aging.