Crozet Culinary Competition for Charity

The Crozet Culinary Competition for Charity is tonight, September 20, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Lodge at Old Trail.

And you're in luck, there's a few tickets left.  You can get them at Parkway Pharmacy, the four competing restaurants, Over the Moon Bookstore OR at the door tonight.

Tickets are $20, $15 of which is a donation split between the Build Crozet Library fundraising
and the Claudius Crozet Park to replace the pavilion destroyed in June's derecho.
Families are welcome and children under 13 are admitted free! 

Checks should be made payable to the Claudius Crozet Park, Inc., with "chef competition" in the memo line.

We can only take cash or checks for tickets or to pay for any silent auction items won, so bring that checkbook along with you.

The ticket price also includes a drink and hors d'oeuvres. There'll be wine from seven local vineyards and beer from two local breweries, and a silent auction featuring items from several local artists.

The main event is a culinary competition among four Crozet chefs from four local restaurants –

  • Bangkok '99.  (Pat and Eddie Keomahathai)
  • da Luca Cafe and Wine Bar (Josh Nader)
  • FarDowners  (Mark Cosgrove)  
  • Southern Way Cafe (Jason Fitzgerald)

Each chef will have an hour to create the best entree and dessert from a list of predetermined ingredients, plus three mystery ingredients revealed at the start of the evening.  There will be four judges, one of whom will be picked randomly from ticket holders at the start of the event!

Contact the Lodge at Old Trail at 434-823-9100 or email or
visit this website:

The event is sponsored by the Lodge at Old Trail, the Crozet Community Association, the Crozet Lions, the White Hall Ruritans, Claudius Crozet Park, and the Build Crozet Library fundraising committee, as well as generous donations from these vineyards: King Family, Stinson, Pollak, White Hall, Glass House, Mountfair, Well Hung, and these breweries: Blue Mountain and Starr Hill.

To wet your appetitie, here's a Meg West painting to being auctioned tonight at the First Crozet Culinary Competition for Charity.  A fundraiser for the Crozet Library and Claudius  Crozet Park, Inc.

Meg West Painting - Bales and King Looking at King's Family Vineyard, by Meg West