Joy Crump

Founder/Executive Chef FOODE, Mercantile
Joy Crump

A Pennsylvania native, Joy Crump is known for crafting the seasons’ best locally sourced ingredients into comfortable, refined dishes. A culinary graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta, Joy honed her skills alongside farm-to-table pioneers, chefs Michael Tuohy and Kevin Gillespie. In 2011, Joy opened her first restaurant, FOODE, in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, with business partner Beth Black. In 2014, the duo opened their second Fredericksburg restaurant, Mercantile. Crump has had the honor of cooking at the James Beard House in both 2016 and 2017, and is actively involved in the James Beard Foundation’s Impact Programs for Food Policy, Chef Advocacy and Change.

Joy Crump's Events

10 am - 1:30 pmThursday

Harvest Celebration Luncheon

Joy Crump

**SPECIAL PRE-FESTIVAL OFFSITE EVENT** Gliding into Autumn Chef and restaurateur Joy Crump is driven by the seasons in her...

Charlottesville Cooking School
12 - 1 pmFriday

Supersalads of Autumn

Joy Crump

Autumn is upon us! We want to tuck in and enjoy our hearty culinary favorites. But don’t forego salads...

Classroom 5, Visitor Center
1:30 - 2:30 pmSaturday

Lessons From the Family Kitchen

Joy Crump

Listen closely to the stories of America’s great chefs – so many of whom trace their joy of food...

Festival Tent
Included with Admission
3 - 4 pmSaturday

Chef Demo – Joy Crump

Joy Crump

A Year in the Life of a Tomato: Tomato Marmalade and More! There’s nothing better than actual tomato season...

Chef Demo Tent
Included with Admission