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Saturday, April 13 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Head to the Farmers Market to behold culinary brilliance at this annual competition, presented in partnership with Cavalier Produce. Four contestants will have thirty minutes to create their interpretations of “Hometown Staples: Southern Favorites” using only local ingredients—and a secret ingredient, which will only be revealed day-of. New in 2019, the audience will field a team of three volunteers to compete against the head chefs!

2019 Chefs:
- Harrison Keevil, Keevil & Keevil
- Kathryn Matthews, Iron Paffles
- Julio Quispe, Pachamama Peruvian Food Truck

2019 Judges:
- Travis Lively, Whiskey Jar
- Curtis Shaver, Hamilton's
- Leni Sorensen, Food Historian

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Clare Terni

Ten Course Hospitality
Clare Terni is a noted local glutton and drunkard. She has a keen interest in Southern foodways and the politics of American food. When she is not teaching anthropology at James Madison University, you can find her staring into the abyss of Facebook advertising algorithms, coercing... Read More →

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Harrison Keevil

Founder, Keevil & Keevil
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Harrison Keevil was surrounded by women who passed along their love and talent for cooking to him at an early age. His mother and aunt, who once worked at Gourmetmagazine, spent hours in the kitchen creating elaborate spreads for their friends... Read More →
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Kathryn Matthews

Founder, Iron Paffles & Coffee
Kathryn Matthews has been obsessed with American breakfast since she was a child, growing up in Grimsby, a small fishing town on the northeast coast of England. Her grandparents would sometimes take her on vacation to Florida, where they’d eat waffles and fluffy American pancakes... Read More →
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Travis Lively

Born and raised in Charlottesville, I'm delighted to be a part of this year's Tom Tom festival! I work at the Center for Vocal Study, a voice studio on the Downtown Mall and as the general manager for the Virginia Glee Club at the University of Virginia. I also sing tenor in the Virginia... Read More →
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Leni Sorsense

Culinary Historian
Leni Sorensen is a culinary historian who lectures on food topics and teaches Home Provisioning and Rural Life Skills at her home in western Albemarle county. In 2017 Sorensen was chosen by USA Today to be listed among fifty women chefs in the nation... Read More →
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Julio Quispe

Founder, Pachamama Peruvian Food Truck
Julio Quispe’s passion for good food has roots both in his home country of Peru and in the soil of Central Virginia. Born in Lima, Julio immigrated with his family to Long Island, NY at age seven and began to appreciate the incredible variety of food the city had to offer. After... Read More →
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Curtis Shaver

Executive Chef, Hamilton's
“Many young chefs flair up like a meteor flashing across the sky,” says Craig Hartman. “But a chef that spends a lifetime toiling in the kitchen has to have everything it takes to run a marathon of consistency.”According to Hartman, Curtis Shaver of Hamiltons’, at 31, has... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Charlottesville City Market 100 Water St E, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA