Peter Katsiada - Village Grill


Village Grill has been in their present location for 8 years, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Phil and Sharon Mickey


Phil and Sharon have lived in Lexington for thirty-five years where he came to work as an engineer for PPG. Sharon had a long career at DCCC and now they are both retirees and enjoying the good life. They have two grown daughters and three beautiful grandchildren. Their Army "brat" upbringing has influenced their love of travel and foods from all over the world.  Sharon loves to experiment with new recipes and Phil loves to be the guinea pig.

Mark and Linda Gosselin - Cafe 35


The years of experience at Tex and Shirley's guide these two cooks each day as they develop the menu at their Lexington restaurant, Cafe 35. Their banana pudding is a menu favorite and Linda's own gluten intolerance and allergies influenced their awareness of her customers needs.  

Stephanie Owens


 Married and a mother of three children, Stephanie has always enjoyed baking and cooking, While expecting her second child and laid off from work, she then pursued working from home, she loves to bake and cook for others. 

Dion Sprenkle - chef dion sprenkle restaurant and catering


This classically trained chef comes to Davidson County via the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, restaurants in NY and the Old Town Club in Winston Salem.  His restaurant Chef Dion Sprenkle in Welcome, NC offers something different and a menu that features local and seasonal produce and NC Meats and seafood.  

Meet our Celebrity chefs!

Beryl Phillips & Cheryl Wicker

Margie's Bourbon Balls
Cheryl Wicker and Beryl Phillips are natives of Lexington. They have both volunteered and served various organizations in Lexington including Habitat for Humanity, Pastor's Pantry, Charity League of Lexington, Davidson Academy and the Edward C. Smith Civic Center. Both women have participated in the Charity League's annual children's plays since 2002. These twins gather together each Christmas to make these delectable treats for family and friends. Beryl and Cheryl will be making the bourbon balls this year as a tribute to Margie, Beryl's mother-in-law, since her passing this past March.


Tricia jenkins - tricia's catering


Tricia Jenkins is a Lexington native. She has been in the catering business for 20 years. She is famous for her strawberry pretzel salad and pink lemonade cake.

Juan Montoya - Don Juan's Mexican Restaurant


Juan Montoya, a native of Columbia, brought Mexican cuisine to Lexington in 1998. With a mission to serve great food with the freshest, quality ingredients at an affordable price, Don Juan's is a favorite restaurant for many residents and visitors alike. 

Wesley Seaford - ON time catering


Wesley Seaford is the manager of On Time Catering and he is the son of Ron Seaford, owner of On Time Catering. Wesley has been working with his dad since 2000 and together they have developed a strong reputation as one of the Triad’s premier caterers offering top quality food and service.

A NATIVE OF LEXINGTON AND A RENOWNED ARTIST WILL BE PAINTING AT THE EVENT.
HIS ORIGINAL WORK OF ART WILL BE RAFFLED THAT EVENING! RAFFLE TICKETS ARE $20 AND WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT. THEY MAY BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE FROM A BOARD MEMBER.

Bill Bates & Beth Bunce - Bunce Buildings

Beth Bunce and Bill Bates, though not natives of Lexington, have lived here for the past 16 years, raised their two children, Grayson and Taylor in Lexington City Schools and have come to love the people of this wonderful town.  They run a family owned business, Bunce Buildings, and in their spare time, enjoy eating and entertaining.


Dave Rothrock - Fancy Pastry shop, INC.


Fancy pastry Shop is a family owned bakery that has been proudly serving Lexington and the surrounding areas for over 45 years. They offer a full line of bakery products, including cakes, pies, pastries, donuts and icing all made from scratch.

Benefiting Davidson County charities through the arts 

Jeff Miller & Tom Tussey - The Backyard Retreat


Jeff Miller and Tom Tussey grew up in Lexington and have lived here all their lives. They are the owners of a gift and garden store in uptown Lexington called, The Backyard Retreat. They both enjoy camping, gardening and just spending time outside. Jeff does most of the cooking and Tom enjoys eating what he cooks... most of the time!

Just Bites and Delights

is a unique event filled with culinary delights and creative talents.
A benefit for the The Lexington Area Habitat for Humanity.  


What will you experience? 

Sweet and savory "bites" by professional and celebrity chefs from Lexington and Davidson County. Along with sampling these great "bites" you'll be able to vote on your favorite, and meet the chefs!  Tickets will be available from board members, Backyard Retreat, Breeden Insurance Services, Habitat Restore, Lexington Barbecue (The Monk), and at the event.


Event tickets are $25 per person. Tickets include the sweet and savory "bites", beer and wine. Votes for your favorite chef and/or "bite" are $5 each. You may vote in advance online, or at the event. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the evening.