VCA Upcoming Events


Monday, May 11
ACF Virginia Chefs Association Monthly Membership Meeting 3:00 PM At Holly Fork Farms in Barhamsville, VA.

 

Saturday, May 16
VCA Apprentices will participate
in the Farmers Market at Merchants Square, Williamsburg.
8:30am - 12:30pm

 

Monday, June 8
ACF Virginia Chefs Association Monthly Membership Meeting
3:00 PM at Stratford University in Newport News, VA.

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Welcome To The Virginia Chefs Association

Farm To Restaurant Food Show

Friday, May 1, 2015 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Culinary Institute of Virginia - Norfolk Campus
  • Meet with and explore the local products of Farmers, Ranchers, Professional Watermen, Growers and Producers within a 100 mile radius
  • Attend informative educational sessions
  • Sample "local product" menu ideas prepared by students of CIV throughout the show
To register call 804-577-8098 or send an email to farmtorestaurantfs@chefva.com to request an electronic registration form.

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WAVY 10 - Hampton Roads Show

October 17, 2014

Chefs Hans J. Schadler and Kyle Woodruff of Waypoint Seafood & Grill in Williamsburg, Virginia demonstrate how to prepare two dishes perfect for oyster season.

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CBS 6 - Virginia This Morning

August 7, 2014

Chef Travis Brust, Executive Chef at Williamsburg Inn cooked up a zesty Fresh Tomato & Micro Basil-Chèvre Flatbread.

To help wash down that tasty dish, Chef Travis also mixed up a Gin Smash cocktail.

Waypoint Chef Earns Regional Honor for Mentoring Peers

March 4, 2015

By Nicole Trifone - WYDaily.com
Hans J. Schadler

Hans Schadler, the owner and executive chef of Waypoint Seafood & Grill, received the Hermann G. Rusch Chef’s Achievement Award for the southeast region last month, an honor that recognizes his commitment to passing on his culinary knowledge to the next generation of chefs.

“[The award] is a tremendous recognition from my peers, but it is a deeply personal award, as well,” Schadler said in a news release, naming Rusch a mentor and friend. “Over the years he instilled in me the importance of nurturing the next generation of culinary professionals. Receiving this award inspires me to further continue his example of advancing the culinary arts.”

Schadler was given the award during the ChefConnect:Baltimore convention in mid-February; he is eligible for the national award to be presented during the American Culinary Federation’s convention this summer in Orlando.

Waypoint Seafood & Grill opened on Quarterpath Road in Williamsburg in 2011. Schadler is the former executive chef and culinary director for Colonial Williamsburg, where he oversaw 10 restaurants and reinstituted a culinary apprenticeship program. He previously owned the River’s Inn in Gloucester.

VA Governor McAuliffe Recognizes VCA's 40th Anniversary

WHEREAS, the first chapter of the American Culinary Federation Virginia Chefs Association was founded in Richmond in May 1974; and VA Seal

WHEREAS, the Virginia Chefs Association continues to uphold the culinary vision and traditions established by its founding chefs - Werner Muench, Harmut Braun and Lloyd Garrard; and

WHEREAS, more than 110 chapter members - professional chefs, apprentices, students, associates and culinary enthusiasts - participate in educational programs, fundraisers, social events, and public awareness campaigns, dedicated to the culinary arts; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth acknowledges the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of the American Culinary Federation Virginia Chefs Association, and its efforts to further culinary professionalism, leadership, education, and community outreach in Virginia;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 2014 as the 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIRGINIA CHEFS ASSOCIATION, and celebrate its mission of encouraging the development and advancement of the culinary arts in Virginia.

December, 2014

President’s Chapter Message

As 2014 comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the many accomplishments of our chefs and association this year...

First, there were many new, initial certifications this year indicating an association filled with accomplished and determined chefs. You remain an inspiration to our younger members and certainly raise the bar of professionalism.

Member Glenn Pruden, C.E.C., A.A.C. was admitted into the American Academy of Chefs this year at the National Conference. This is the highlight of one’s culinary career and an achievement of the highest measure.

The Chapter celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. I am not aware of how many other chapters have reached this milestone; but after patting ourselves on the back, let’s remember the Charter Chefs who made this a reality. We are very fortunate to have those charter members with us today. Chef Nancy Geddes

The Virginia Chefs Association and Waypoint Seafood and Grill pulled together for a wildly successful fund raising event that benefited the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank. It was an unforgettable evening and certainly one of the high points of our year.

We had several unique chapter meetings celebrating the foods, time and talents of our farmers and friends. From the Berkshire hog farm in Surry, the tranquility of picking red raspberries at Agriberry Farms, our seafood symposium at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, classes in coffee tasting, pickling and canning and recently the chance to visit the new Taste food studio at Colonial Williamsburg. We are always on the move!

Finally, congratulations to Kyle Woodruff, C.E.C., your incoming Vice President and Jonathan Brown, our incoming Secretary. Your elected leaders give quite a bit of time and thought into guiding the Virginia Chefs Association. Chef Manfred will continue as our steadfast Treasurer.

I hope that 2015 will bring you and your families much happiness and continued health. As always, we will look forward to seeing you at our meetings.

Happy New Year!

Nancy L. Geddes, C.E.C., C.D.M., C.F.P.P.
Chapter President
Ngeddes311@aol.com

 
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