Support our Food Movement

Taste of Blue Ridge is produced by Encore Elite Partners, a regional marketing consultant company. Our members and sponsors supporting our movement are like-minded businesses who want to network together to create a culinary destination brand for the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley.

The Mission –

To build a regional culinary community around the ever-growing local source food movement. Our mission connects the farmers who work the land, the chefs and food artisans who prepare the bounty, and those who are ardent about sustainable food, fine dining, and culinary travel.

Our Vision –

Connect consumers to the people who handle their food from root to table. By doing this, they have a deeper understanding, appreciation, and connection to the food they consume.

Core Values –

We believe in the agricultural heritage of the Shenandoah Valley and the locally sourced movement. We understand that the area’s history, cultures, and customs complete the locally sourced culinary experience. Taste of Blue Ridge and it’s community are committed to developing a community that educates “foodies” about memorable Valley culinary experience while also providing B2B opportunities.

Categories to join Taste of Blue Ridge –

Member –
Our Root to Table Culinary Series, interactive website, extensive social media reach, and our members achieve top of mind presence with folks planning culinary experiences.

Sponsor –
Taste of Blue Ridge gives businesses the opportunity to reach an engaged target audience of local residents and visitors who want to promote this area as a culinary destination.

Download the Taste of Blue Ridge Sponsorship Kit

EEP’s first commitment is to its audience for Taste of Blue Ridge. We would love to talk to you and see if your business is a match to our mission and vision. Please email me at

Cheers to great eating in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and West Virginia.

– Nancy Craun, Owner