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The Culinary Team

Meet the Festival's very own Culinary Team

These individuals create the tastiest parts of the week we all enjoy!

Wendy Bayes


Wendy Bayes, Cathedral Cafe: "Cool little hippie joint with a loyal following of locals as well. Best coffee in town. All homemade desserts, soups, pastries and more." Wendy's warm personality will delight us through her breakfast and lunch on Monday (and the Road Scholars Wednesday).
Follow Wendy and the Cathedral Cafe on Facebook at: facebook.com/Cathedral-Cafe


Joy Marr


Joy Marr, Gourmet on the Gorge: "Her passion, enthusiasm, and love of the active lifestyle is evident in her fun and flavorful cooking, which explores the regional cuisines of Italy, Mexico and other far reaches as well as Appalachia and traditional Southern fare." Joy will be there to start our mornings strong and fuel us mid-day.
Learn more about Gourmet on the Gorge: gourmetonthegorge.com




Pies & Pints


Pies & Pints: "We don't serve your average pizza. It's a recipe for what pizza can be. We pay attention to the big things: Handmade crust. Fresh ingredients. Unique style. At Pies & Pints, you'll get a delicious pie with more flavor, every single time. It's what we do."
Kimberly Shingledecker, Owner
Visit their website Pies & Pints




Bridge Brew Works


Bridge Brew Works: "Belgian-style beers made in West Virginia? No. It’s not a joke. There are a number of year-round beers available as well as a variety of seasonal offerings from a light and refreshing Kolsch-style beer, to a big, strong Barleywine. It’s our goal to provide you year-round consistent quality along with something new each season."
Ken Linch and Nathan Herrold, Owners
Visit their website Bridge Brew Works



Geoff Heeter and Keith Richardson... yes, our very own Geoff and Keith will dazzle us with their antics and culinary delights!

Geoff HeeterKeith Richardson