Our executive chef prepares exciting seasonal menus that blend traditional favorites with bold, new flavors. It’s all served restaurant-style in multiple dining venues, where you don’t have to lift a finger. Our MyChoice dining program offers maximum flexibility and value; you can even use your points to purchase fresh, locally sourced produce through us!

Planning a night on the town? We’re conveniently located near the diverse restaurant scene in downtown Los Altos and all of Santa Clara County

Meet the chef: Steven Carlson

Chef Steven has been at Plymouth Village for 12 years. He started in the community as a dishwasher while in high school and worked his way up. He became the executive chef in 2015 after completing his studies at the Art Institute of Southern California.

Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Plymouth Village?

A: The residents at Plymouth Village are truly amazing and extremely supportive of the dining program. They love trying new items that I and my sous chef come up with for our monthly grills.

Q: How would you describe your cooking style?

A: I don’t think I have a specific cooking style. I love cooking Mexican and South American cuisine. I also enjoy classical French techniques and recipes, tweaking them to fit what I do.

Q: What’s your favorite item on the menu?

A: I would have to say it’s either our braised lamb shank or our chicken curry. Both items are awesome.

Q: What do you like to cook at home?

A: When I am cooking at home it usually means I am entertaining family or friends; for those occasions I love cooking carne asada, Spanish rice and a grilled vegetable of any kind.

Q: What’s a tip or technique you use in the kitchen that people may not know about?

A: Keep it simple. Fresh herbs, salt and pepper can do wonders for pretty much any protein. Throw in a splash of citrus and it will be amazing.


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See how delicious life at The Terraces can be.

Call (800) 230-2976 to schedule lunch.