Culinard opens new restaurant in Richmond

Apr 26, 2013

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Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College in Richmond, recently announced the grand opening celebration of its new restaurant, Kitchen on Cary, on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tickets will be $25 per person and will include an assortment of chef's selection tasting portions, assorted seasonal cheeses, and white and red wines to taste. Also, 100 percent of each ticket sold will be donated to Richmond SPCA, a non-profit organization working to provide shelter and medical attention to animals while promoting adoption, responsible pet ownership and community education.

For tickets: or 804-521-1308.

"We are so grateful for this opportunity to partner with Kitchen on Cary to benefit the orphaned dogs and cats at our humane center," says Richmond SPCA Chief Executive Officer Robin Robertson Starr. "Wag and Wine provides a great occasion for Richmond residents to support the animals in our care while enjoying a night out at Kitchen on Cary."

Kitchen on Cary is situated in Richmond's Shockoe Slip, a historic neighborhood of cobblestone streets and alleyways beside the city's Financial District. With $650,000 spent on construction and renovations, Kitchen on Cary will be a considerable investment to the city of Richmond.

The restaurant's menu will consist of a wide variety of fresh, contemporary American food, which guests can enjoy in small plates or bowls or as larger, traditional entrées. Locally-sourced ingredients will be used, where possible, to provide customers with fresh and vibrant flavors unique to the region. An extensive selection of fine wines will also be offered.

"I could not be more thrilled to partner with the Richmond SPCA for the grand opening of Culinard's new restaurant, Kitchen on Cary," says Ron Patak, vice president of student retail operations at Culinard. "With the success of our restaurant, Kitchen on George in Mobile, Alabama, we know Kitchen on Cary will bring affordable fine dining to Richmond. The restaurant will also serve our students by providing them with hands-on experience inside a professional restaurant."

Kitchen on Cary will have a complete professional staff and provide training and experience to students while providing a first-class dining experience for restaurant patrons. Students at Culinard spend part of each term gaining real-world restaurant experience, and in their final term must serve an externship either in a school-affiliated operation or in another restaurant in the community.