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Loudoun’s Tarver King, chef at Patowmack Farm, wins D.C. region Chef of the Year

Tarver King is the chef at the highly acclaimed The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville. Facebook/Tarver King
Tarver King, chef at Lovettsville's The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, was named chef of the year at the prestigious, 35th annual Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Awards Gala Sunday night.

Known as the RAMMY awards, the event celebrates top-tier Washington-area restaurants and members of the food industry.

King has been nominated three times for a RAMMY before claiming the crown this year. He has been chef at Patowmack since 2013. Prior to that he worked at the Ashby Inn in Paris, Virginia.

Cava Grill, which has a location in Ashburn, took home the top award for Favorite Fast Bites.

The complete list of winners are:

-Employee of the Year: Joseph Cassis, PassionFish Bethesda
-Manager of the Year: John Grace, The Hamilton
-Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Ryan Ratino, Ripple
-Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: DC Brau Brewing Company
-Favorite Gathering Place of the Year: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
-Upscale Brunch of the Year: Convivial
-Casual Brunch of the Year: Republic
-Favorite Fast Bites of the Year: Cava Grill
-Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Proof
-Casual Restaurant of the Year: Compass Rose Bar + Kitchen
-Beer Program of the Year: Jack Rose Dining Saloon
-Cocktail Program of the Year: Kapnos by Mike Isabella
-Wine Program of the Year: Charlie Palmer Steak
-Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: Acme Paper & Supply Co., Inc.
-Pastry Chef of the Year: Jemil Gadea, Masseria
-Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: minibar by José Andrés
-Service Program of the Year: The Source by Wolfgang Puck
-New Restaurant of the Year: Hazel
-Restaurateur of the Year: Ike Grigoropoulos, Dimitri Moshovitis, Ted Xenohristos, Brett Schulman, Cava Group, Inc
-Chef of the Year: Tarver King, the Restaurant at Patowmack Farm


Celebrated our anniversary there last year. Certainly the most unique restaurant in the region. A great experience.

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