Previously Featured Chefs

Chef Richard Torres

Executive Chef Richard Torres from Farmers & Distillers

Chef Torres was born in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, where cooking for him, became a family tradition. Chef Torres’s dad was a chef and restaurant owner, his mother’s father also owned a restaurant and his mother’s sister had a restaurant where Richard started working at the age of 13. He once dreamed of being a…

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Chef Beatrice Zelaya

With Love From Our Kitchen To You

Chef Beatrice Zelaya is the Executive Chef and Owner of Capri in McLean, VA. She started her career in 1976 as part of a well known restaurant called Romeo & Juliet, located on K Street in DC. She worked closely with incredible people like Mrs. Juliet, the owner and heart of the kitchen at Romeo…

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Chef Troy Buckley

Chef Troy Buckley, Executive Chef at Amber Ox Public House

Chef Troy Buckley is the Executive Chef of Amber Ox Public House located in Williamsburg, VA. Chef Troy’s family is originally from Louisiana but he moved to the Newport News, VA area at a young age. He never wanted to be a Chef, he wanted to follow his first love and be a baseball player….

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Chef Emmanuel Robinson

Chef Emmanuel Robinson, Executive Chef at FoodWorks - Maryland Food Bank

Chef Emmanuel Robinson, aka Chef Manny, Executive Chef at FoodWorks – Maryland Food Bank

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Chef James Garland 2018

Chef James Garland of L'opossum

Chef James Garland has been improving his cooking skills in the kitchen since he was twenty years old, but he recalls his passion for food beginning much earlier in his childhood. That passion has led to the ability to create exquisite culinary masterpieces as the Sous Chef of the 2018 South’s Best Restaurant, L’opossum, Richmond’s…

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Chef Anthony Peake

Chef Anthony Peake, Director of Culinary of Stanford Grill in Columbia, MD

Chef Anthony Peake is the Director of Culinary of Stanford Grill in Columbia, MD. He grew up in the city of Baltimore in a very artistically inclined family. With a musician father that favors the drum, and a mother that is a creator of art through oil and canvas, it is no surprise that Chef Anthony would also choose an artistic…

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Chef Michael Stetka Jr., Chef de Cuisine of The Elkridge Club

Chef Michael Stetka Jr., Chef de Cuisine of The Elkridge Club

Chef Michael Stetka grew up in Perry Hall, just north of Baltimore. Growing up, the list of things he wanted to be was endless, but he always had a passion for creating food. His dad has always worked in the food industry but on the distribution side of things and it exposed Chef Michael to…

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Chef James Garland

Chef James Garland of L'opossum

Chef James Garland has been improving his cooking skills in the kitchen since he was twenty years old, but he recalls his passion for food beginning much earlier in his childhood. That passion has led to the ability to create exquisite culinary masterpieces as the Sous Chef of the 2018 South’s Best Restaurant, L’opossum, Richmond’s…

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Chef Jason Rowley

Chef Jason Rowley is the Senior Banquet Chef at Fairmont Washington!

Chef Jason started his career in the foodservice industry at just 15 years old in his hometown of Quebec, Canada. After moving to Richmond with his family a few years later, Chef Jason was able to develop his passion for food while working at Hondo’s Steakhouse in Richmond. The fast-paced environment, intense hours, and the…

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Bryan Rubey

Chef Bryan Rubey is the Executive Chef for Havana 59 in Richmond, VA!

Chef Bryan Rubey began his culinary career at a small Northern Italian bistro called Via Emila on the Gulf of Mobile, Alabama. He studied the culinary arts under chef/owner Chatman Ellis, to whom he credits with inspiring his passion for food and developing the skills and work ethic to survive in commercial kitchens. Chef Bryan…

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Chef Sammy D

Chef Sammy D
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Chef Wendell Allsbrook

Chef Wendell remains faithful of his new shop amid many setbacks
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Executive Chef Troy Clayton

Executive Chef Troy Clayton: Keany Kuts' Newest Member
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Executive Chef Joseph Lancelotta

Chef Joe of Conrad's Seafood Restaurant - Perry Hall and Abingdon
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Chef de Cuisine Patrick Moulet

The chef keeping La Chaumiere a classic