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The Chefs Tent provides an excellent opportunity to offer market shoppers examples of using local, seasonal market resources at home while exposing local chefs to our market foods and farmers. Making local fresh foods available to area residents, we help preserve farmlands and promote the local economy. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase culinary talents and promote local restaurants. Your participation as a celebrity chef is a big part of our success, as you freshly feature the seasonal produce and market items.

Chefs from the greater Williamsburg area.

Demonstrate recipes, techniques & tools of the trade and provide samples for tasting.

To promote your restaurant as well as fresh farm foods available at the Market

On Saturdays, June through October, there are two demos at 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. or one demo at 10:00 a.m.

The Chef’s Tent is an informal setting in a prime location, on the brick patio between the Duke of Gloucester Street market and the P4 Parking Lot. Shoppers gather around to watch a brief demonstration and stay to ask questions about your restaurant.

Focus on your signature style and seasonal ingredients.
• Provide handouts with recipes and food notes.
• Bring menus and brochures about your business.
• Relax and have fun with your audience.


Market DateRestaurant
June 3, 2023Berret's Seafood Restaurant
June 10, 2023
June 17, 2023Second Street Bistro
June 24, 2023
July 1, 2023
July 8, 2023
July 15, 2023
July 22, 2023Revolutionary Golf and Grille
July 29, 2023
August 5, 2023
August 12, 2023
August 19, 2023
August 26, 2023
September 2, 2023
September 9, 2023
September 16, 2023
September 23, 2023Revolutionary Golf and Grille
September 30, 2023
October 14, 2023
October 21, 2023
October 28, 2023

Some Notes About the Program For Chefs and Restaurants:

We get the most positive comments when the demo features a recipe the home cook can use. Bring copies to hand out – 150 or more. E-mail the recipe to therner@williamsburgva.gov. We’ll get it on the website in time for your appearance.

The quantity is up to you. Most chefs serve 200-300 small samples. Most chefs bring samples of their recipes already prepared so that the demo is for show only. The first demo attracts the most home cooks/shoppers. The second one attracts more tourists who want to know about your restaurant.

See Confirmation Form. Let us know how we can assist you. Williamsburg Farmers Market is reducing its use of single-use plastic and will provide ramekins and silverware for sampling, and bus tubs for used sample cups.

There is free parking in the Art Museum parking lot.

Send bio. Bring signs, banners, flyers, menus, business cards, etc., to promote your operation.1200-1500 people visit the WFM weekly.

We strive to make the connection between food growers, chefs, and shoppers to promote seasonal foods and regional agriculture. While the Market is still seeking a sponsor for the Chef’s Tent this year, funds are available to enable you to purchase ingredients from WFM vendors.

You can also demonstrate canning or preserving techniques rather than preparing a “dish.”


Chef’s Tent Flyer

Williamsburg Farmers Market is seeking a sponsor for this season’s Chef’s Tent.