Fredericksburg Chef Joy Crump to Cook at the James Beard House
FOODĒ General Manager Beth Black and Executive Chef Joy Crump are on a roll. In the past year, they’ve won the Virginia Culinary Challenge and opened a second restaurant — Mercantile, at 205 William St. in downtown Fredericksburg. Crump competed on the national reality television show Top Chef.
Now Crump has been invited by the prestigious James Beard Foundation (JBF) as a visiting chef for their JBF is Dining program in the historic James Beard House.
Crump will present Virginia Spring Supper at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Her menu has not yet been published.
“Cooking at the James Beard Foundation in New York is to a chef what attending the Oscars is to a struggling actor. It’s not a nomination, but it’s an invitation to the big leagues,” Joy wrote on Facebook. “It’s standing where the best have stood. In short, it means A LOT and after so much support and hard work from our whole team, we were invited to show off all the wonderful things happening in our region during a dinner in April.”
Tickets are $130 per person for JBF members; $170 per person for the general public. Reservations are accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 212-627-2308 or online at jamesbeard.org/events.
The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire — including JBF is Dining. Meals are served in the James Beard House at 167 West 12th St. in New York City’s Greenwich Village. The house is maintained by JBF as a “performance space” for visiting chefs.
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