New Chef Heats up Floyd Food Scene

Buffalo Chili Nachos
Scott Hutchinson has taken over the kitchen at Margie Ryan’s Over the Moon Cafe and Gallery and he brings new variety to the Floyd County dining scene. I found his entries to be uniformly excellent and the presentation of each dish complemented the quality of the food.

Shrimp and Dirty Rice
I had the Buffalo Chili Nachos yesterday and they were so good I
returned to order them today so that I could photograph the dish and
several others.

On this visit, I was able to capture Scott’s
Sauteed Shrimp and Dirty Rice which was very tasty.

I was also attracted by two other dishes, a chicken salad and a bowl of
chili soup. They looked inviting and will be on my list for the next

Scott Hutchinson
With Scott’s arrival, we have a significant addition to the culinary talent pool in Floyd. Scott, whose resume includes cooking at the White House and a catering business in Salem, VA, favors freshly prepared local food with Asian and Southwestern overtones.

Scott lives in Salem where he and his wife Suzette, own and operate Valley Fresh Gourmet Catering, but he has taken on the challenge of developing a seasonal menu based on Slow Food principles for the Over the Moon Cafe and Gallery.

When Scott was in the Navy, he did a three year stint at the White House Mess as part of the elite team that prepared meals for President Clinton and the senior White House Staff. Following that, he spent several years in estate management and as a private chef before launching his own catering business in Southwestern Virginia.

If you have already sampled the meals in our other Floyd County restaurants, you should take the opportunity to do lunch at the Over the Moon Cafe.

The menu is still evolving so you may not find other meals than the ones I have described and photographed. But I would recommend that you give the Cafe a try.  Call 540-745-2782 for hours of operation.
Buffalo Chili with Black Beans

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