A Chef’s Journey – Four Chefs, Four Stories, One Table

Winter Event – December 3rd, 2023 (3-7 pm)
Sterling, VA

Join us in celebrating our local food community as we present winners of our Brand of Excellence!

Oysters from Root to Table's The Great Chefs Table

About the Dinner

Commence your holiday celebrations with an exceptional culinary escapade. Dive into the world of professional kitchens as you observe skilled chefs meticulously craft their culinary masterpieces. Following this, indulge in a delectable feast prepared in collaboration with farmers or producers. Engage in enlightening conversations as the chefs reveal their unique personal stories and the rich history of their culinary journeys.

Chef Jose Marty will host the event at his professional catering kitchen in Sterling, VA.

This event will also be our first Root to Table Brand of Excellence Award presentation, acknowledging the achievements of our members.

Fabulous food, wine, and great conversation await you!

Taste of Blue Ridge Top Chefs for this Winter Celebration!

Chef Jose Marty

Jose Marty

Loco Kitchen

Sterling, VA

Chef Pete Smith of Market Salamander

Pete Smith

The Chef Feature Co.

Brad Weideman of D.C. Prime

Brad Weideman

D.C. Prime

Ashburn, VA

Chef Laura Fonner

Laura Fonner


Charlottesville, VA

Enjoy a Weekend of Wonderful Winter Experiences around Loudoun County

Taking a selfie with Santa at Lost Barrel Brewing

Christmas Parade After Party
Lost Barrel Brewing
December 2nd

Farmer John's Market

Christmas and Holiday Market
Farmer John’s Market
December 2nd & 3rd

(Features The Ag School & Blue Ridge Pickling)

King Street Collective

King Street Collective
December 1st – 3rd

Make your Winter Experience a Weekend Staycation with our partners at the
Loudoun Bed & Breakfast Guild

Airwell B&B

Barn House Cottages

Briar Patch B&B

Stone Gables Bed & Breakfast

The Menu

This menu is being created out of 100% local products. While some menu items may change based on availability, guests can get excited for a genuinely farm-to-table culinary experience!

Small Bites
Chef Brad Weideman
Dry Aged Steak Tartare Cornet

Chef Laura Fonner
Mini Ahi Tuna Tostada, Shaved Apple and Kobucha Squash Slaw

Chef Pete Smith
Duck Leg Confit, Portobello Mushroom and Arugula Salad

Chef Jose Marty
“Tongue in Cheek” Beef Empanadilla:  Spicy Cilantro Crema, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Pickled Red Onion, Micro Cilantro

Chef Brad Weideman
Dry Aged Hiramasa “Chasu”, Roasted Squash, Shaved Ham, Dashi

Main #1
Chef Jose Marty
Braised Beef Brisket, Ginger Tamarind Demi-Glace, Yuca en Escabeche, Crisp Yuca Ribbons, House-made “Pique”

Main #2
Chef Pete Smith
Maple Leaf Duck Breast, Sweet Potato Purée, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts and Shallots

Chef Laura Fonner
Kobucha Squash and Apple Spice Cake, Chai Caramel, Whipped Kobucha Squash Ricotta, Pepita Brittle 

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LoCo Kitchen

1306 Squire CT, Suite D
Sterling, VA 20166

Thank you to our Sponsors and Donors


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