Member Resources

WARA is proud to recommend the following businesses to help you with your day to day needs.  From A to Z, we have you covered.  


Our food and beverage suppliers are always on top of current trends, seasonal needs and of course, your day to day needs, spirit tastings, and more. We can help you with your training needs with ServSafe classes and educate your staff by providing beer, wine & spirit tastings.


Please feel free to contact our recommended members directly for more information. If you have a service need, but don’t see the right listing, contact our Executive Director at and she’ll do some research for you.


8 Shires Coloniale Distillery

Alewerks Brewing Company

Big Island Aquaculture


​Billsburg Brewery

Chesbay Distributing

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Colonial Guide

For over 25 years, Colonial Guide has been the familiar face Historic Triangle visitors have grown to trust. Our FREE publications are the #1 source of information for visitors on where to Eat, Shop, Play and so much more.


Copper Fox Distillery

Copper Fox Distillery was founded by Rick Wasmund, with the idea of making whisky differently. Our first location in Sperryville since 2005, and in Williamsburg since 2015, our newest venture sprawls across an historic 6-acre plot that previously hosted the Lord Paget Motel. At both locations, we start from scratch--floor malting our locally grown barley, flavoring the grain with fruitwood smoke in our kiln, distilling in one of our custom copper pot stills, then aging with a progressive series of hand toasted wood chips in used bourbon barrels.  Free tours on the half hour. Whisky Flights, Tastings and seasonal cocktails for a small fee.


Culinary Institute of Virginia

Culinary Institute of Virginia, ECPI University’s College of Culinary Arts,  is focused on providing the most up-to-date and relevant curriculum available in the competitive field of food service. Our faculty is comprised of culinary professionals who have worked in fine dining establishments, national chains, convention centers, resorts, and managed large industrial operations.  It is our mission to help develop a strong educational foundation steeped in culinary skills, management, and hospitality. Our degree programs in culinary arts and food service management can provide the education needed to compete in today’s workplace.  There are two campus locations in the Hampton Roads area,  including Newport News and Norfolk.  Degree programs include Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts, Applied Nutrition and Food Service Management.  


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Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism

Representing nearly 800 small, medium and large businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance Business Council aims to advance the best interests of the business community. The Business Council advocates on behalf of the business community, provides educational seminars and creates networking opportunities so new businesses can emerge and existing businesses can grow. The Business Council partners with the Williamsburg Tourism Council in its efforts to promote the destination. 


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​M. Price Distributing

The employees of M. Price Distributing Co. work hard every day to distribute beer, cider, wine and non-alcoholic beverages to a variety of on- and off-premise locations throughout the southeastern Virginia. You can always count on our trucks to carry top brands from Anheuser-Busch, but we also distribute your favorite national, regional and local craft beers.



Fountain Beverage Specialist for area Restaurants.


Performance Food Group

Produce Source Partners

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Royal Cup Coffee

Royal Cup Coffee and Tea is a Privately Owned National Coffee and Tea importer, roaster, manufacturer and distributor of the world’s finest coffees to the Hospitality, Food Service, Convenience Store and Office markets. Known for it’s outstanding quality products and service, Royal Cup is a leader in the away from home Coffee and Tea markets nationwide.

CONTACT: For inquires please contact Kemper Brinkley, 800-366-5836 or cell, 804-205-6306. Email    


Defiant Direct Primary Care

Defiant Direct Primary Care is a new type of local family medicine practice in Williamsburg, VA, committed to making health care affordable and accessible.  We believe in removing the distractions of the traditional health care system and placing the focus back on the patient.  In our office, there are no waiting rooms or copays, no five-minute visits or frustrating mystery bills.  Instead, we greet our patients at the door and bring them right into our office for our hour-long appointments.  Our patients get their doctor’s cell phone and email, and access to same-day and next day visits, all without the hassles of “office visit” charges or hidden fees.  By forgoing the insurance middleman, our monthly membership offers patients clear pricing and no guesswork, and pairs well with high-deductible plans, health-sharing plans, and employer benefits programs.  Simply put, we believe getting excellent care shouldn’t be complicated.  For more information, please visit our website.



Sam Rust Seafood

Since 1938, Sam Rust Seafood has built its reputation as a quality-focused, family owned wholesale seafood processor and distributor.  We supply our customers with the highest quality fresh/frozen products available as well as keeping them informed with up-to-date industry trends and market updates.



S&D Coffee


Sysco Hampton Roads distributes a full line of food products and a wide variety of non-food products to both independent and chain restaurant customers and other "away-from-home" locations such as healthcare and educational facilities. Located in Suffolk, VA, we are able to provide the local, hands-on customer service that sets us apart.


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Tri Cities Beverage

TOAST Point of Sale Software

Toast is an all-in-one point-of-sale and restaurant management platform. As a system built specifically for restaurants, Toast offers advanced functionality including table-side ordering and payment, quick menu modifications, real-time enterprise reporting, online ordering, and labor management on an easy-to-use interface. We empower the restaurant community to delight guests, do what they love, and thrive.

CONTACT: | (804)-840-3772


Virginia Beer Company

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Virginia Linen Company

Southern Hospitality Training Services of Virginia

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Williamsburg Farmer’s Market

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Williamsburg Winery

Inspired by Europe’s finest estates, the Winery is presided over by two generations of the Duffeler family – united by a single goal: to make wines with great character. Here, we share our enjoyment of wines, our stewardship of the land, our love of family and friends. In addition to the Winery, The Williamsburg Winery is also home to a 28-room Boutique Hotel, Wedmore Place, and two restaurants; the Gabriel Archer Tavern and the Café Provencal.