Meet the Chef
Anne grew up in a tight-knit Italian family in Pennsylvania before moving to Hampton Roads in 2003 to study health and physical education at Old Dominion University. She worked at restaurants to pay her way through college, although those years were more a study of food than physical education. Her introduction to the restaurant industry went hand-in-hand with the elaborate dinner parties she threw, which delighted her friends and dinner guests. Anne credits her extended family with instilling that hosting mentality in her from a young age and is inspired most by the family get-togethers she would partake in as a child.
Patrick, a true native of this area, was born and raised in Virginia Beach. He continued his education by attending Virginia Wesleyan University. Patrick has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years and his knowledge in this field was instrumental when the decision was made to open The Stockpot. His strong ties to the community in addition to the new relationships formed through the business has allowed a continuous revolving door of friendly faces at the restaurant. Patrick is an avid outdoorsman whose hobbies include sports, crossword puzzles and his unique collection of vinyl albums.
ViBe Creative District
In 2015, The city of Virginia Beach established the boundaries of the Vibe Creative Arts district. Its objective being “to serve as a vibrant center for the arts, culture, and technology and to support artists, technical, and creative businesses to help them flourish and cross-pollinate. It will serve to provide an opportunity for a sense of discovery for visitors and residents, enhance the quality of life for citizens, and stimulate economic development.” Since its inception, the district has become home to a unique grouping of businesses and individuals that have made the Vibe a destination for locals and tourists alike.