The Visiting Chef Program
The Visiting Chef Program partners with exceptional volunteer restaurant, catering, military, and personal chefs who come to the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run in Haymarket, VA and create once in a lifetime extraordinary meals for our injured warriors and their families. The program takes a farm-to-table approach to providing meals with fresh vegetables and herbs right from a garden on the property.
Willing Warriors operates 2 beautifully furnished 5-bedroom homes on 37 acres at the foot of the Bull Run Mountains in Haymarket, VA. We bring wounded Warriors and their families to the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run for a 5-night 6-day respite away from the hospital and rehab environments. You can see the retreat and meals created by visiting chefs at [email protected]/albums." rel="nofollow,noopener" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums.
The benefits to the Warrior and their family are overwhelming. We realize all our combat wounded Warrior guests suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress and their spouses report it has often been years since they have been out to a restaurant. Our volunteer chefs bring a culinary experience to the family they almost always described as the best meal they have had. The families learn valuable cooking tips from the chefs and everyone has a wonderful time. Here is a great article about the program from the Food Section of the Washington Post.