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The Chef’s Guests™

Learn techniques and tips from Chef Virginia Willis while you sample some of her delicious dishes May 31 – June 2 & June 15 – June 16. Sign up at the Food & Wine Welcome Center, Castle O’Sullivan or buy online. 

Food & Wine VIP Tour
Take a guided tour while learning insider tips and detailed information about the food and beverage pairings. Sign up at the Food & Wine Welcome Center, at Castle O’Sullivan, or buy online.  

Wine on the Rhine™

Live band on the Rhine River cruise while you enjoy fruit, cheese and a chocolate truffle with a glass of wine. Sign up at the Food & Wine Welcome Center, Castle O’Sullivan, or buy online.

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Virginia Willis has cooked Lapin Normandie with Julia Child, prepared lunch for President Clinton, and catered a bowling party for Jane Fonda. She began her culinary career tossing pizzas in college, has since foraged for wild herbs in the Alps, made mustard in Dijon, crushed olives in California, and harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily.

She is the author of the acclaimed cookbooks Bon Appétit, Y'all! Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking and Basic to Brilliant, Y'all: 150 Refined Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress Them Up for Company. Virginia has a popular food blog and website and was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of"Seven Food Writers You Need to Know."

She has appeared on Martha Stewart Living Television, Paula Deen's Best Dishes, Food Network's Chopped, and as judge on Thrown Down with Bobby Flay. She has been featured in USA Today, Country Living, and House Beautiful as well as Food52 and CNN.com. She is a contributing editor to Southern Living and her writing has been published in Family Fun, Fine Cooking, and Taste of the South. For more about Virginia, please visit www.virginiawillis.com