Top Chef Harrisonburg - Winner Dan Evans
Like the cutthroat television series “Top Chef America”, only one winner emerged from a recent evening competition held at the idyllic Frieden Farms event venue in Mount Crawford. Top Chef Harrisonburg pitted six local chefs against one another to prepare and serve the best tasting plate to over 200 guests and a panel of judges.
Dan Evans, the 35-year old Executive Chef of Ridge Room, located atop the Hyatt Place hotel, and a newcomer to the competition, beat out five other chefs from the Harrisonburg and surrounding Rockingham County area with a brie, bacon, and mushroom tartlet served with shaved apple and asparagus slaw.
This year’s event raised a record breaking $45,000 for Blue Ridge CASA for Children, a local nonprofit that supplies children in the foster care system with court appointed special advocates who provide critical insights in the interest of the child.
Come try some of our Chef’s award-winning dishes!