Winter 2014 Quarterly Meeting

  • 30 Jan 2014
  • 31 Jan 2014
  • Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville


  • First two representatives from an allied member company are free as a member benefit.
  • Additional Allied member representative.

Registration is closed

Winter 2014 Quarterly Meeting
January 30-31, 2014
Boar's Head Charlottesville, VA

Registration Open!

Join VACVB as we visit and explore the beautiful City of Charlottesville and the surrounding area of Albemarle County as we stay at the wonderful Boar's Head Inn. 

Schedule Daily educational sessions, breakfast and lunches to take place at the Boar's Head InnThe center is a quick 5 minute drive from the Comfort Inn.

Thursday, January 30, 2014
9:30-10:30 Board Meeting

  • Board Members Only

10:30-3:00 Registration

11:00-12:00 Breakout Session

  • Eric Breckoff, Associate Professor of Culinary Arts from Piedmont Virginia Community College will talk about his new program.
  • David Jeck Jr., Culinary Student, will help compare the program to his culinary schooling in Vermont.
  • Bill Justus, Executive Chef at Boar's Head Inn, will sit in on the discussion.

12:00-1:00 Lunch

  • Andrea Hubbell, Sarah Sheilds and Jenny Paurys will discuss their book  Charlottesville Commons and how local foods impact tourism and the community.

1:00-5:00 Culinary Tour

  • Ash Lawn-Highland for open hearth cooking demo and food preparation and preservation.
  • Main Street Market for tastings at Gearhart and Albemarle Bakery.
  • A Reception at The Local.

Friday, January 31, 2014

8:00-9:30 Breakfast

9:30-12:00 Educational Session

  • Emily Furnari and Alyssa Parr, doctoral students at UVA, will discuss the findings of a recent survey they conducted through the Curry School on, "Attitudes and Perceptions of Diversity in Virginia tourism Organizations".
  • Paige Read will discuss the Virginia Tourism's efforts with the State Tourism Plan.
  • Sue Gass & Stephanie White, owners of Stevie G's Gluten Free Bakery, will talk about the 'gluten free craze' happening now.

12:00-2:00 Lunch & Member Meetings


Accommodations Boar's Head Inn                                                  200Ednam Street                                                            Charlottesville, VA 22903

Room Cost: $125 per night

For reservations please call 800.476.1988 or please visit and on the home page, select the dates and then “book now”. This will prompt you to another page, where you will select “Group” in the second box (drop down box) where it currently reads “Negotiated Rate”. When selecting group, this will prompt you for a code, your code will be VACVBW.  After entering this, you will reach your designated group page, and proceed with your selections.

There are several alternate hotels in the area:

The Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia
105 Emmet Street North
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-8111

Residence Inn Charlottesville
1111 Millmont Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(800) 331-3131

Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Univeristy Area
1901 Emmet Street North
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 977-7700

Omni Charlottesville Hotel

212 Ridge McLntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 971-5500

Thank you to our host

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