Saturday, April 17th, 2021


Taste of Chesapeake

The 16th Taste of Chesapeake took place at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Guests were treated to a variety of samples from local restaurants. Proceeds will benefit the Chesapeake Care Clinic and Hampton Roads Dental Clinic.

Chef Lee Valentine, left, and Traditions Owner Rev Guill

Fossil Rock Inn Owners Al and Liz Bianchi

From left: Montero Medical Missions Vice President Jim Ireland, Louis McGee and Montero Medical Missions Founder Dr. Juan Montero

Miss Chesapeake 2013 Timika Garnes

From left: Executive Chef Simon Atkins, Executive Manager Lori Maddux, and General Manager John Schueller, of Freemason Abbey

From left: Passion the Restaurant Owners Diane and Michael Gomori with Chef Garett Barner

From left: Executive Chef Josh Grimm, Owner Joe Habit and Chef Thomas Mildrum, of Bad Habits

Rogers Electrical Owner Jeb Britt and wife Kristie

Ashley Evans and Lemongrass Grille Owner Robert Brennan

Dr. Becky Adams, left, and Susan Smith

The Egg Bistro Owner/General Manager Mike Touhey, left, and Lyle Lee

Pete Stephen, left, and former Chesapeake Mayor William Ward

Joan and Dr. Fred Bateman

Winner of the Tastiest of the Taste award went to Chesapeake Conference Center Executive Sous Chef Mario Wiggins, left, and Executive Chef Antwon Bryant

From left:

Emily Mamrot, left, with her mother Patty, owner of Patty's Place

Unique Sweets & Accessories Owner Evelyn Smith, left, with sister Summer Smith

Sentry Security Owners Robert and Brenda Ike

Sharon Keverline, M.D. and Michael Keverline, M.D. of Southside Eye Care

Lee Stephens, left, and Wickers Crab Pot Seafood Owner Ray Wicker

Alvene and Dr. Don Buckley

From left: David Jackson, Chef Trent Steel, and Patricia Brown, of 725 Bistro

Gin-Gin Rodgers, left, and mom Martha Ross-Rodgers, owner of Rodgers' Banana Pudding Sauce, holding

Jenni Wallen, left, and Carolina Cupcakery Owner Dawn Eskins

From left: Courthouse Caf

Zoey Evans, left, and YNot Pizza Owner John Foster

Best Presentation went to The Chesapeake Bay Catering Company, from left: Catering Director Joan Bertucci, Gene Bland and Owner Chef Brian Bland

Leslie North, owner of Norfolk's Caf

Retired Fire Chief and attorney Steve Best with The Shopper Production Manager Karah Angeli

From left: David and Laura Hanson, Chesapeake Commissioner of the Revenue Ray Conner and wife Gretchen

From left: Arthur and Susan Nalls, Bill and Virginia Bogue, (seated) Linda Bohon, Chesapeake Care Clinic President, Board of Directors Philip Johnson and Dean Bohon

Miss Chesapeake Outstanding Teen 2013 Emily Hasty with mother Kathy

From left: Julius Miller, M.D. with David and Laura Hanson

From left: Carol Shriner, Tricia and Jerry Callis, Tim and Shirley Jean Wright, and Al Shriner

From left: MiCar Collision Center Owners Carolyn and Mike Maddox, Teresa Davis and husband, 2013 First Citizen of Chesapeake Roland Davis

From left: Chesapeake Commissioner of the Revenue Ray Conner, Larry Zoeller, Gretchen Conner, Mayor Alan Krasnoff and First Lady Phyllis

The unique cheese tray was a part of the presentation from Chesapeake Conference Center