Signature Wine Lunch at Publix Aprons Cooking School with Barboursville Vineyards

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Sunday February 26th

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Signature Wine Lunch at Publix Aprons Cooking School with Barboursville Vineyards

Publix Aprons Cooking School
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5400 Wyndham Forest Dr.
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059

Eat. Drink. Have fun.  That's the motto that the Publix Aprons Cooking School lives by and it's what you'll experience when you join us for a joyous, immersive and enriching wine and food pairing brunch featuring the wines of Barboursville Vineyards, Virginia's flagship winery, and the cuisine of the Publix Aprons Cooking School Senior Managing Chef, Bobby Kelch.

Barboursville Vineyards' Chief Sommelier Jason Tesauro will welcome you with sparkling wine and, along with Publix Aprons Cooking School's Senior Managing Chef Bobby Kelch and Chef April Gregory, will lead you through a multicourse wine and food pairing lunch as the Publix chef team cooks - live - on a kitchen stage with multiple cameras and video screens so you can watch the action up close.  The chefs are "miked" so you can listen as they create the dishes and answer your questions.

This brunch is a terrific shared experience offering a fun way to learn new skills, explore cultural cuisine and try delicious, new recipes.

The Details

  • A live, immersive, interactive, four-course lunch where you will learn how to make delicious brunch dishes and enjoy them paired with Barboursville Vineyards wines
  • Sparkling wine reception
  • You may arrive any time after 10:30 am
  • Parking is free in the Publix parking lot
  • Dress is casual 


  • Barboursville Vineyards' Chief Sommelier Jason Tesauro (coming soon) - 
  • Chef April Gregory is from Midlothian VA. She has a diverse background in catering, baking, and cooking. Her experience includes former culinary instructor for a local college in Richmond, VA. Caterer for the Olympic games in Beijing 2008, and Vancouver 2010.  Chef April has been with Publix since 2020 and loves to share her 13+ years knowledge and experience, in the hospitality industry, as well as her passion for cooking at the Aprons Cooking School.

  • Chef Bobby Kelch fell in love with the culinary industry as a 16-year-old dishwasher in his hometown of Rochester, NY. He spent the first 16 years of his career in the restaurant world, where he learned to work with multiply styles of cuisine. He specializes in Creole/Cajun cuisine, as well as Italian food.  Chef Bobby was new to Publix in 2022. Since joining Aprons Cooking School, he has developed a new passion for teaching as well as sharing his love for cooking with our guests.

Menu & Wine Pairings

Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Barboursville Prosecco

  • Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Pea Puree & Lump Crab Paired with Barboursville Chardonnay
  • Pork Confit & Ricotta Cannelloni with Mushroom Sauce Paired with Barboursville Merlot
  • Dijon, Garlic & Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Herb Roasted Smashed Potatoes & Roasted Shallot Jus Paired with Barboursville Cabernet Franc
  • Brown Butter & Fig Custard Tart Paired with Barboursville Paxxito

All inclusive 21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at historic Main Street Station. 

  • + Combo Package
  • M Main Street Station
  • B Craft Beer
  • E Educational
  • F Food
  • Music
  • N New Event
  • S Seminar
  • W Wine
  • D Distilled Spirits
  • A Auction
  • C Cider

Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets may be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting