Chefs

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1906

1906 offers a full-service dining experience.

Gardens Admission is required to access 1906. Reservations are recommended. With the exception of Thanksgiving Day, dining reservations for A Longwood Christmas will be available starting October 8.

610.388.5290

Will Brown—Executive Chef

Longwood Gardens is proud to announce that Compass Group, the leading foodservice company in North America, recently honored Executive Chef Will Brown with the 2019 Restaurant Associates Chef of the Year Award.

“This important recognition is a testament to our vision of creating a memorable dining experience for all in the extraordinary setting of Longwood.”
—Paul B. Redman, Longwood Gardens President & CEO

After attending the most prestigious culinary school in the country, William was offered a position as Sous Chef at Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Winterthur, Delaware. The Museum is a 175-room du Pont family mansion, where he honed his skills through exposure to corporate and social functions, as well as by operating a 250-seat cafeteria. Winterthur also hosts an annual steeplechase named Point-to-Point and a weekend long GardenFair event, both hosting upwards of 15,000 people. 

After moving to Atlanta in March of 2005 and a six-month stint as the Sous Chef of Table 1280 restaurant, he shifted to the catering division at the Woodruff Arts Center. Later, William became the Catering Chef and pressed his culinary team to settle for nothing less than unsurpassed quality and freshness. After four years in Atlanta, William was offered the position of Executive Chef at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Originally from the area, he jumped at the opportunity to move closer to his family. In the summer of 2011, William came back to Longwood Gardens and is now the Executive Chef at the Terrace restaurant.

William strives to combine classical French and modern techniques as well as to incorporate local and seasonal ingredients in his menus. Attention to sustainable seafood and ethical food products is also at the forefront of his practice.

Dining Hours

Now–October 30, 2022

The Café

Monday, Wednesday
11:00 am–5:00 pm

Thursday–Sunday
11:00 am–9:00 pm

Tuesday
Closed

The Café has a limited menu the last hour of service.


Original Beer Hut

Thursday–Sunday
5:00–9:00 pm

Monday–Wednesday
Closed

Beer Garden Grill

Thursday & Friday
5:00–10:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday
1:00–10:00 pm

Monday–Wednesday
Closed

Beer Garden Pizza

Thursday & Friday
4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am–9:00 pm

Monday–Wednesday
Closed

Beer Garden hours are weather permitting.


1906

Monday, Wednesday
11:00 am–3:00 pm

Thursday–Sunday
11:00 am–2:30 pm
4:00–8:00 pm

Tuesday
Closed

1906 advance reservations recommended.