Red Pump Kitchen is the culinary events cornerstone of Charlottesville’s historic Pedestrian Mall.

Welcome to Red Pump Kitchen, the downtown sister property of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, specializing in private events and celebrations with a focus on culinary excellence, local hospitality, and unparalleled service. Located on the Historic Downtown Mall, we’re in the heart of Charlottesville – offering the ideal location to entertain clients and host out of town guests. Our artisan menus featuring Tuscan and Italian inspired dishes are designed to reflect our farm-to-table philosophy and our award-winning Wine Spectator wine program.

Host Your Event at Red Pump Kitchen

Allow us to plan your next event and experience our Tuscan-inspired, locally sourced menus in Charlottesville’s premier downtown location. Entertaining at Red Pump Kitchen is seamless. From networking events, business dinners, intimate weddings and late-night receptions, we offer entertaining options that make hosting your next event a breeze. To consult with us about your private dining experience, schedule a call today with Rhianon Botizan – our dedicated event manager and party pro!

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2021 and 2022 Social Events, Corporate Gatherings, and Rehearsal Dinners

Inquire About Events

View our private events brochure to learn about all of our offerings, sample menus, and more!

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Each month we focus on a different theme and culinary technique; these intimate demonstration style classes provide plenty of opportunity to interact with our talented chef and learn key tricks of the trade.

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Hearty Tuscan Flavor, Homey Virginia Hospitality

Red Pump’s catering menus are custom-tailored for each event from hors d’oeuvres to entrée to dessert. Our Tuscan-inspired cuisine is a pleasing combination of the highest-quality seasonal ingredients and inventive preparation. Our chefs love transforming fresh local fare into dishes that delight, robust with flavor yet satisfyingly simple. 

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360° Virtual Venue Tour

Take a virtual tour of our indoor and spaces! If you are not familiar with our festive downtown space or artisan fare, you may know our sister property, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. Red Pump Kitchen delivers the same quality and event expertise as the local favorite winery. In our virtual tour, see images of our…

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Private Cooking Classes

Entertain clients, celebrate a special occasion, or boost team morale as you improve your culinary repertoire with a Private Cooking Class at Red Pump Kitchen. Available Monday – Friday in the afternoon, guests enjoy a hands-on cooking demonstration hosted by Executive Chef Brandon Ripberger followed by a family style meal paired with 2 glasses of wine….

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