For Chef Caleb Shriver, food has always been a means of gathering, a way to bring family and friends together. An Oklahoma native, Shriver has fond memories of his mother's southwest cooking, comfort foods often comprised of family caught and hunted fish and game. Growing up he often helped out in the kitchen, and it wasn't long before a fascination with food began to form. After completing a unique culinary apprentice program with Chef Kurt Flieschfresser at The Coach House in Oklahoma City, Shriver wanted to increase his culinary knowledge and experience and made his way to Chicago, landing at Otom, and then Sugar Toad in Naperville, Illinois. In 2010, Shriver moved south to Richmond and began working at Aziza's, developing a relationship with the Richmond community, all the while garnering multiple local awards. In 2012, with a hunger to make his own mark in the food community of Richmond, Caleb & his wife Michelle opened Dutch & Company.
Growing up in New Jersey, with the glimmering skyline of food-Mecca Manhattan just a short drive away, Michelle Shriver quickly felt the pull of the restaurant industry. From Relais and Chateaux restaurant The Ryland Inn, in the countryside of New Jersey, to running the cocktail program for a cutting-edge molecular restaurant, Otom, in the heart of Chicago, Michelle has a thirst for knowledge that has carried her many places. A graduate of Johnson and Wales in Providence, RI, holding down jobs in both front of the house and back of the house, up and down the east coast and the midwest. A 2010 Alum of the Tales of the Cocktail Apprentice Program, and currently working towards her Certified Sommelier Certification, she continues to hone her craft in the hospitality industry. Finally settling in Richmond, Virginia, after an serendipitous chance meeting with her future husband in Chicago, the stage was set for their dream of restaurant ownership.
Now celebrating the six year anniversary of Dutch & Company, Chef/Owner Caleb Shriver & Michelle Shriver continue to focus on the community in Richmond, Virginia. By passing along their knowledge & working along side their staff, to providing unique and delicious food experiences, through relationships cultivated with local farmers to offer seasonal, regional items that highlight Virginia products.