Food U 

Saturday, Nov. 3RD on the Boulevard 9 am - 4:30 pm

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Saturday’s Food U Demo Day will be held at our Cook's Campus on the Boulevard. Learn from some of the nation's best chefs. Go behind the scenes at VMFA and Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Sample everything from 18th-century, wood-fired baked goods to modern-day spirits made in Richmond. Book-signings, demos, panel discussions and more. With your ticket to Food U, you’ll select from several talks and cooking classes held throughout the day,  as well as sample from purveyors located in both museums. Sponsored by Virginia Museum of History & Culture.



9:00 am 

You will choose your classes after you purchase your tickets. Full schedule will be announced Sept. 15th. We'll email you your options and refresh your memory at registration! 



Kick-off talk with Carla Hall

10:00 am 

This talk is for everyone who buys a ticket to Food U!  More info coming!



Concurrent Sessions

11:30 am - 4:00pm

Full day's schedule will be announced by Sept. 15th. Ticketholders will be emailed their options.

Classes include behind-the-scenes with VMFA chefs Greg Haley and Juana Strauss, wine world with Nathan Conway, baking with Jim Leahy of Sullivan Street Bakery, cast iron clinic with Katie Hoffman, insights from Therese Nelson, Kevin Jamison and much more.


11:30 am




12:45 pm



3:15 pm