Dinner & Show


Be entertained by classically trained chefs in a classroom dining experience.


A Chef’s Kitchen is the realization of John and Wanda Gonzales’ long-held dream to create a destination for lovers of food and wine.


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  • wash hands regularly
  • if not vaccinated, maintain six feet of physical distance when outside of home
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Learn, Dine and be Delighted

Chef Gonzales

A Chef’s Kitchen Executive Chef and owner John R. Gonzales is a Certified Food and Beverage Executive, graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, former Executive Chef of The Ritz Carlton-Fairfax Hotel, home to the famous Jockey Club Restaurant, and Executive Chef of The Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. In 1996 John was hired as a consultant for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and then became their Executive chef for the four operating Colonial Taverns and multiple other CW properties. Chef John is a native of Williamsburg, Va. and grew up in The Robert Carter House in Colonial Williamsburg. He has written two best selling cookbooks for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook and Holiday Fare – Favorite Williamsburg Recipes.

Chef John Gozales


What People are Saying

John Gonzales “is a cookbook author and a performance artist whose medium is food.“

 Distinction Magazine

“Awesome Experience”

It took us four years to get in, but thankfully there was a hint of snowfall, Virginia panicked, and spaces opened up. This is a gourmet meal, cooking class, folk hour, wine instruction, and product pitch simultaneous. We can’t wait to go back.

Eric S.


This is a great place to experience great food and learn how to prepare it at the same time. We went as a neighborhood group and it was a lot of fun. Can highly recommend!

Kenny B.

“Outstanding Dining Experience”

A Chef’s Kitchen is a true dining experience. The food is outstanding, and Chef John’s presentation and instruction is legendary. Lovely selection of wines to accompany our delectable meal.”

Babara B.

“Our Guests Loved It!”

When your guests have been to the very best restaurants on east coast, where did we take them for a special dinner? A Chef’s kitchen. It did not disappoint.


Prepare your palate for a Culinary Experience

Masterful Meals, Food Education

A Chef’s Kitchen opened in August 2004 and is an interactive cooking class/dining establishment located in historic downtown Williamsburg VA.

Try some of these delicious dishes!

Skillet Baked Corn Bread

Skillet Baked Corn Bread

Skillet Baked Corn BreadWe can thank Native Americans for this delicious Southern staple. Still today, corn is considered a mainstay in the Native American diet and was a major source of sustenance when settlers first arrived on the continent.Servings 8Ready In:...



RatatouillePan Roasted Suprême of Chicken with Goat Cheese.Servings 2Ready In: 45minGood For: DinnerInroduction About this Recipe By: John Gonzales A supreme of chicken in French cooking refers to a boneless breast with the first joint of the wing attached. This cut...

Wine Shop Hours

Tues – Sat
Temporarily Closed

Sunday - Monday

A Chef's Kitchen's store and studio are temporarily closed. Thank you for your patience.

Dinner classes will resume once our kitchen remodeling project is complete. Our hopeful target date is late October.


We will begin taking reservations again in October. Thank you for your patience and support.

A Chef's Kitchen
501 Prince George St. #102
Williamsburg, VA 23185


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