VCA Upcoming Events


Sunday
, February 19

2017 Annual VCA Awards Dinner

6:00 PM at The Riverview Room at Eagle's Club House, Kingsmill Resort, 1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA

Reservations are REQUIRED so please RSVP no later than February 13, 2017. Tickets are limited, so the sooner, the better.

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Tuesday, March 14
2017 VIMS Chefs' Seafood Symposium
8:30 AM - 12 PM

 

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VCA Apprenticeship Program

The American Culinary Federation apprenticeship training program has been designed to provide future culinarians entering the workplace with comprehensive training in the practical and theoretical aspects of work required in a highly skilled profession.

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VCA Logo Available For Embroidery

For members interested in having the official VCA logo embroidered on jackets, aprons, hats,
t-shirts etc. we have had our logo digitally loaded at "A Logo For You" located 100 Stafford Court, Williamsburg, VA 23188. They can also be reached at 757-220-9259. This way you don't have to pay the set up fee, only the embroidery fee. Just tell them you're a VCA member.

 
 
 

Welcome To The Virginia Chefs Association

VCA Remembers Chef Manfred Roehr, CEC, AAC

January 6, 2017

Longtime VCA Member Chef Manfred Roehr passed away last Friday, January 6, 2017. He will be sorely missed by us all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Service information for Chef Roehr has been provided by the family:

  • Visitation will be from Monday, January 16, 2017 from 6-7:30pm at Weymouth Funeral Home located at 12746 Nettles Dr, Newport News, VA 23606.
  • Services will be Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 1:00pm at Weymouth Funeral Home.
  • Interment will directly follow the services at Albert G. Horton Jr. Veterans Cemetery located at 5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434.
  • Following the graveside services the family invites everyone to the DAV at 15460 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23608 for refreshments and fellowship.

We hope that everyone will join us in celebrating the legacy and contributions that Chef Manfred leaves behind. If you have any questions please contact chapter Vice President Jonathan Brown via email at jrbrown.va@gmail.com.

More information will appear here as it becomes available

 

2017 Annual VCA Awards Dinner

Sunday, February 19, 2017

  • 2017 Annual VCA Awards Dinner
  • 6:00 PM
  • The Riverview Room at Eagle's Club House
  • Kingsmill Resort
  • 1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA
  • Reservations are REQUIRED so please RSVP no later than February 13, 2017. Tickets are limited, so the sooner, the better.
  • $75.00 per person / Apprentices: $50.00
  • Email reservations to VCA Vice President Jonathan Brown or VCA Secretary Jacquelyn Shaddock
  • Payment may be made by cash or check to be made payable to the VCA.
  • A cash bar will also be available.
  • Dress code is resort casual but feel free to dress up if you would like. Chef coats are optional.
 

2017 VIMS Chefs' Seafood Symposium

The Chefs' Seafood Symposium is an annual educational program for culinary professionals, culinary students, and representatives from the seafood industry and related businesses. Scientists and chefs provide the latest information on seafood science, fisheries issues, and cooking techniques. You'll leave with information, resources, and recipes to help you make more informed seafood choices as well as tastier dishes!

Sponsored by the VIMS Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and the ACF Virginia Chefs Association, ACF recertification credits are available.

The 2017 Chefs' Seafood Symposium is Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

The symposium will feature scientist and seafood specialist presentations and seafood cooking demonstrations.

For more information, contact: Lisa Ayers Lawrence 804-684-7608


Chef Hans. J. Schadler
 

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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.

For more videos in this series and more please visit our Videos page.

 

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VCA

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.

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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