The Votes are In: Best of Cuisine de Commerce

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On November 8, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Cuisine de Commerce Luncheon at Red Rose Event Center in Manassas. During the event sponsored by DuvallWheeler, CPAs and Discovery Publications, members of the local business community sampled food from local eateries and caterers. After everyone had eaten to their hearts’ content, they cast their votes for their favorite dishes and contributed to the Burke & Herbert Bank food drive for Northern Virginia Family Service-SERVE Campus.

During her remarks, Vicki Madden, Branch Manager of the Burke & Herbert Bank in Lake Ridge, brought to light the food insecurity faced by so many in Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, thanking everyone who contributed non-perishables for the food drive. She also encouraged the businesses and people in the room to continue giving throughout the coming holiday season.   Centerpieces for the tables were comprised of displays of non-perishable foods which were then given to SERVE to help stock their food closet.

The winners of the “Best of Cuisine de Commerce 2016” were:

  • Best Entrées: Mariachis Tequileria & Restaurant (Tacos de Canasta & Chicken with a roasted poblano pepper sauce)
  • Best Appetizers: Elite Golf (Pretzel bites with beer cheese, wings & Grandma’s meatballs)
  • Best Side Dish: Heart 2 Heart Catering (Aunt Hennie’s Potatoes—a secret family recipe)
  • Best Dessert: Cakes by Happy Eatery (The “I Voted” Cookies)
  • Best Presentation: Cakes by Happy Eatery

This year’s participating caterers included:

  • Applebees
  • Cakes by Happy Eatery
  • Costco Wholesale Club of Woodbridge
  • Elite Golf
  • Glory Days Grill
  • Heart 2 Heart Catering
  • Jirani Coffeehouse
  • Kikiriki
  • KO Distilling
  • Mariachis Tequileria & Restaurant
  • Potomac Shores Golf Club
  • Stratford University Culinary Department
  • Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
  • Uptown Alley

“The objective of Cuisine de Commerce is to bring the business community together with potential caterers and event venues at the outset of the holiday season. It’s a different sort of ‘taste of the town’ event,” says Chamber President & CEO Debbie Jones. “We also manage to have a ton of fun. But, more often than not when you go to an event and try the food, you don’t get to interact with the caterer to get their contact info and find out about the specials they might be offering on holiday parties. At Cuisine de Commerce, our members get to meet with the people behind the food and hopefully it leads to a great business relationship!”


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