Meet our gourmet chefs of La Table Provençale. They are all seasoned professionals with impressive backgrounds who pride themselves on presenting elegant and exceptional dishes. Under the direction of our chefs, La Table Provencale is serving absolutely the best food in the Shenandoah Valley.
Chef Steve Ferrell graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 2008, he has been cooking professionally for 16 years. Steve prides himself on his ability to bring life to fresh, local, and organic ingredients in his culinary creations and their presentations.
Chef Steve Ferrell has worked for top notch restaurateurs such as which won the Diner Choice award for top 100 American Cuisine in the nation six years running, Hempen Hill BBQ which won the best casual restaurant and the Best Independent Restaurant, and The WK Hearth which he assisted with the opening in 2013.
At La Table Provencale, Chef Steve Ferrell has been creating new and unique dishes with a French flare using local farm fresh ingredients in his menu designs. Mt. Jackson Baker farm pork accented with Virginia fuji apple and tatsoi and Arctic Char with scallop boudin blanc and spring onion gelee are just a couple of the flavor innovations.
Chef Steve Ferrell’s dedication to the guest and their culinary experience is nothing short of perfection, which is what L’Auberge Provencale strives for with every guest.
Born into the southern farm-to-table lifestyle, Sous Chef Amanda Combs was raised on her family’s small farm in Bunker Hill, WV where they raise beef cattle, hogs, and chickens, and grow a variety of produce. Her culinary career began at the age of sixteen as a dishwasher before being given an opportunity to cook. Sous Chef Amanda Combs hopes to continue her family’s legacy in establishing her own Berkshire hog operation in the future.
Sous Chef Amanda graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 2011 and left LJ’s in 2013 to become the head chef of Dish Bistro in Charles Town, WV before accepting long-time friend, Chef Steve Ferrell’s ‘s invitation to be his Sous Chef at La Table Provencale in 2015. She and Chef Steve Ferrell met in 2008 when he was chef de cuisine at LJ’s and the Kat Lounge.
Owners: Alain & Celeste Borel
Sommeliers: Celeste & Christian Borel