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Frits Huntjens


DBA Farmers Market Restaurant & Bar

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DBA Farmers Market Restaurant & Bar

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Employment History

Executive Chef

Westminster Canterbury Richmond


Huntjens Hospitality Corp.

General Manager


Executive Chef and General Manager

Positive Vibe Cafe

Hospitality Consultant

Greater Richmond Convention Center

General Manager

Hermitage Country Club

General Manager, Resident Manager


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VHTA News Release

Frits Huntjens, Lodging Immediate Past PresidentGreater Richmond Convention Center, RichmondFrits Huntjens, Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond

Lawsuit filed over Farmers Market closing in Petersburg - News - The Progress-Index - Petersburg, VA

Frits Huntjens, a well-known chef in the Richmond metro area and principal of Huntjens & Associates, said he had not yet seen the complaint and could not comment on the case.
In August 2015, according to the court filing, City Market - which was renovating the long-disused building - signed an agreement with Huntjens to sublease the market for $10,000 per month and operate a high-end restaurant there. As the renovations neared completion and the opening of the restaurant approached in late 2016, the lawsuit says, Huntjens & Associates requested a loan "to finance certain pre-opening expenses. Between mid-December 2016 and the end of January 2017, according to the court filing, City Market "advanced a total of $100,000 in four loan installments to [Huntjens & Associates] for the purpose of financing pre-opening expenses of the restaurant. Huntjens alone determined how these funds were used." At some point, according to the lawsuit, "Without notice to or permission from CMI, Huntjens entered into a $9,100 contract with the Lamar Cos. for billboard advertising of the restaurant along [Interstate 95]. ... Huntjens misrepresented to Lamar that he was a partner in CMI with authority to execute the contract on behalf of CMI, all of which was untrue." The lawsuit accuses Huntjens of breaching the sublease and the loan and wrongful "conversion" in signing the billboard contract in City Market's name. Contributing to the excitement was the involvement of Huntjens, a culinary star in Richmond as the former chef and owner of the upscale 1 North Belmont restaurant. Most recently, he was executive chef for the Westminster Canterbury retirement home, a position he left in May 2016 to help oversee the finishing touches at the Farmers Market.

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Frits Huntjens is best known for his career as an hotelier and hospitality business executive.
However, unbeknownst to most, his true passion is the culinary arts. At the age of twelve, Frits' parents opened their first French restaurant in the south of the Netherlands. Like so many children growing up in a restaurant, he quickly learned the "art" of washing dishes and peeling potatoes among other "fun" chores that the chefs, including his father delegated to young Huntjens. While apprenticing, Huntjens had the opportunity to work under Chef Couturier, a former Sous Chef to the Czar of Russia. Chef Huntjens graduated from the National Culinary Apprentice Program (the Netherlands). As aide de cuisine at "Chateau Gors op Leeuw" in Belgium, Chef Huntjens worked under the tutelage of Paul van Vliet, who was considered at the time to be one of the most talented chefs in the country. At "La Cigogne d'Alsace" in Antwerp (1 star, Michelin Guide) Chef Huntjens worked as Garde Manger. At 21, Chef Huntjens took over as Executive Chef. The restaurant quickly received an excellent reputation - four forks & spoons in the Michelin Guide, one step removed from a star. Upon the sale of the restaurant, Huntjens decided to study at the Hotel School in Ostende, Belgium. In 1976, Chef Huntjens had the honor to be the youngest member inducted into Chaine des Rotisseurs (U.K.), an international fraternity of gastronomy. In London, Chef Huntjens managed the Marriott Marble Arch, featuring a small intimate French restaurant "La Biblioteque". As an hotelier, Huntjens has often been recognized for the successes in his hotels and most notably for the excellence in the food and beverage departments. At the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort (Lexington, Kentucky), his team was awarded "the best food and beverage department in Marriott Resorts. The Mansion Restaurant, under Chef Huntjens' leadership, received the only AAA Four Diamond award in the state of Kentucky. Huntjens moved to Richmond, Virginia to open the Marriott as General Manager, and worked concurrently at the Richmond Convention Center. He then had the opportunity to consult on and re-open the Convention Center, as well. Additional consulting clients have included Colonial Downs and the Sayers Group. October 2004, Chef Huntjens opened 1 North Belmont Restaurant, an intimate restaurant serving classic French cuisine in an unpretentious, yet professional style. The restaurant was awarded AAA Four Diamond Award for 2006 and 2007, one of 739 in the United States.

Retirement Living Richmond Virginia | Westminster Canterbury Richmond

Executive Chef Frits Huntjens is a wine connoisseur who is known for his sauteed scallops and filet of sole.
But he's equally renowned for visiting Assisted Living residents on his own time and making them Bananas Foster.

Greater Richmond Convention Center - Contact Us

Frits Huntjens, General Manager Office (804) 783-7311 Cell (804) 400-7914

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