Pimento Cheese Lollipops (Photo Courtesy Sara Harris Photography)
The Virginia Chefs Association threw themselves a 40th anniversary dinner on Sunday, June 1, and raised money for the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula at the same time.
The event was held at Waypoint Seafood and Grill in Williamsburg, and five chefs in the association pooled their talents to create a memorable evening. The participants included Dale Ford of Kingsmill Resort, Winslow Goodier of Henrico County culinary school, Stephen Perkins of the Culinary Institute of Virginia, Kyle Woodruff of Waypoint and Travis Brust of the Williamsburg Inn.
After passed-around hors d'oeuvres that included Edwards bacon-wrapped quail legs and pimento cheese lollipops, guests sat down to a ham-flavored consumme with oysters, shrimp and shellfish canneloni, salad, veal with mushrooms and strawberry Charlotte.
There was a silent auction as well, and the evening raised $11,000 that was split between the foodbank and the VCA educational activities.