Meet the Festival's very own Culinary Team - these individuals create the tastiest parts of the week we all enjoy!


Chef Rezan Lale Nese. With her warm personality and great food, you can see she loves what she does as she cooks for us all day Monday and some dinners later in the week!






Chef 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 at




Bridge Brew Works, on the deck all week: "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





Geoff Heeter and Keith Richardson, Thursday evening. Yes, our very own Geoff and Keith dazzle us with a good ol' cookout!





Pies & Pints, Saturday evening: "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






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