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 Edwards

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.

Bone Broth

Bone broth has been a part of traditional cultures across the globe for ages. Our grandmothers and their grandmothers knew the benefits of bone broth, even if they didn’t have the science to understand it. Bone broths are extraordinarily rich in protein, a great source of minerals and beneficial for nutrient absorption. It’s high gelatin content, amino acid structure and the presence of glycine (an amino acid that has roles in every part of the body) helps aid in digestion, detoxification and the healing of the gut. Bone broth is a great way to nourish and support bones and joints. From athletes to those suffering from arthritis, bone broth helps with inflammation and recovery. It contains glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin, calcium, magnesium plus several amino acids that help with joint pain, soreness and swelling. The presence of collagen and the amino acids support hair, skin and nail health. Lastly, chicken soup is widely used as a remedy for the cold. Chicken broth inhibits neutrophil migration, which helps alleviate the symptoms of colds, upper respiratory infections and flus and even assists your immune system.

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.

www.vibecreativedistrict.org