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Gourmet Guys Give Back to Feature Local Leaders Competing with their Home-Cooked Favorites

Press Release         

Date:  November 8, 2017
Contact: Andrea Short, Director of Marketing & Communications
Prince William Chamber of Commerce; 571-765-1876

Gourmet Guys Give Back to Feature Local Leaders Competing with their Home-Cooked Favorites

 Manassas, VA- Come hungry! Leadership Prince William and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will host their 2nd Annual Gourmet Guys Give Back event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, at Linton Hall School in Bristow, VA.  This family-friendly event is open to the public and will feature up to 22 local amateur chefs who will compete for People’s Choice and Judges’ Awards for their tastiest dishes. Tickets are available online at
Mark Shaaber, Acting Executive Director for Leadership Prince William encouraged families to attend. “Gourmet Guys Give Back has proven to be an excellent family-oriented event for Leadership Prince William, it truly has something for everyone and is definitely worth checking out. There is no need to be a member of either partner organization to participate!”
Guests will be able to sample all of the dishes—appetizers, soups, side dishes, entrees and desserts—and vote for their favorites to identify the Peoples’ Choice winners. Local professional chefs will select the Judges’ Award winners, with a tasting at 2 p.m. Gourmet Guys Give Back also features children’s activities and face painting, assorted raffle prizes, exhibit tables by local vendors, and live music.
“As we move into our second year with this event, we are looking forward to the support of the community,” says Prince William Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Debbie Jones. “Many of the chefs are visible members of the community—elected officials, the provost of Northern Virginia Community College, even some not-for-profit executives—but at Gourmet Guys they will be laying it all on the line to compete for your votes: as the best amateur chef in our community.” She went on to note that the Chamber is pleased to be partnering with Leadership Prince William for another year.
For a full list of the participating “Gourmet Guys” and a schedule of events, visit
Sponsors to date for Gourmet Guys Give Back include Novant Health UVA Health System, Linton Hall School, The Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, ECU Communications, Apple Federal Credit Union and FreshySites. Anyone interested in sponsoring the event should call Debbie Jones at 571-765-1877.
Proceeds from Gourmet Guys Give Back benefit the programs and activities of Leadership Prince William and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. These community organizations nurture local leadership, support the business and not-for-profit communities, provide scholarships for educational activities and more.
Click to view a YouTube video from last year’s Gourmet Guys event, courtesy of What’s Up Prince William 

Pictured are the 2016 Gourmet Guys winners
(Click to view even more photos from last year)
About the Prince William Chamber of Commerce:
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is the strongest voice for the business community in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region. Together with our diverse membership, representing over 70,000 employees we work to create an environment where business and people thrive. To accomplish this, we focus our efforts in the key areas of business growth, economic development, advocacy, education and community outreach. In this way, we are building a solid foundation for the success of our business members and our community. For more information, visit our website at or call the Prince William Chamber at 703-368-6600.
About Leadership Prince William:
Leadership Prince William is a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on engaging individuals, organizations and alumni to enrich the community through collaborative leadership. Our 350 plus alumni and stakeholders have been engaged in every aspect of community evolution for over 10 years!