Wilson Richey is a local restaurateur focusing on original concepts, sustainable agriculture and strong community links. He has built and maintained over ten restaurants in the Charlottesville area, including Alley Light, Whiskey Jar, The Bebedero, and Revolutionary Soup. Richey has formed a partnership of service professionals with his management group, Ten Course Hospitality. From 2010 until 2018, he maintained and operated an organically run, sustainable farm to supply the group’s main restaurants with a continued source of fresh, seasonal produce.
The core values of Ten Course Hospitality are in sustainability, strong regional influences and enlightened hospitality — making them a perfect fit for the Farm Table café project at Monticello. The Ten Course vision aligns perfectly with the café’s goals – to create an authentic dining experience that draws on the gardens and produce from Monticello’s reinvigorated Tufton farm, offering seasonally-appropriate, regionally-focused and historically-influenced menu selections for its guests.