With a reputation for Southern food at its finest – simple, unpretentious and delicious – Chef Jason Alley is one of Virginia’s most renowned chefs. After taking the Richmond culinary scene by storm in 2002 when he opened Comfort, he opened Pasture, a Southern small plates restaurant, in 2011 to the delight of critics and customers.

Alley grew up in Pulaski, VA and started cooking at the age of four. He worked his way from Hardee’s to kitchens like 1848 House, Blue Ridge Grill, and Europa Café and Tapas Bar. Alley and his restaurants have won numerous awards, including Best New Restaurant 2003 and Best Downtown Restaurant 2006 and 2007 from Richmond Magazine. His food has been featured in Southern Living, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, GQ and The New York Times.