January 20, 2019
When you talk to Chef Aylmer Given, III you can see he’s excited about food; his eyes sparkle, his words are a rapid, passionate river
of culinary ideas. His hands reach and gesture enthusiastically as though the topic is uncontainable in language alone. Aylmer’s fascination with food doesn’t derive simply because he’s built a lifelong career around its preparation. But because he recognizes its power - to nourish and heal the body, to delight the spirit, and to evoke a lifetime of memories.
Aylmer is the Director of Culinary Services at Summerhill Assisted Living, a charming and homey Assisted Living and Memory Care facility in Peterborough, New Hampshire. On its website, Summerhill’s tagline reads, “Feels Like Home.” For many people, the kitchen is the heart of a home.