Customer Feature: Fire And Frost

by Nikki Culver on January 04, 2024



In the picturesque Wintergreen Resort of Virginia, nestled amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jared and Ellen Walden have carved out a culinary haven called Fire and Frost. Owners of this charming establishment, the Waldens are dedicated craftsmen with a passion for wood-fired cuisine that shines through in every dish they create.

When asked to describe himself, Jared Walden paints a picture of a dedicated craftsman with an eagerness to continue learning and a constant excitement to experiment with new flavors and ideas. His journey into the world of culinary arts began in a small pizzeria, where he discovered his love for the art of wood-fired cuisine. Since then, Jared has honed his skills in various wood-fired establishments, always gravitating towards the hands-on approach that makes each dish a work of art.

The inspiration to start Fire and Frost stems from Jared's desire to bring comfort and joy to people through his love and passion for pizza making and wood-fired cooking. The warmth of a crackling wood fire, the aroma of carefully selected ingredients, and the joy of creating culinary masterpieces were the driving forces behind the decision to embark on the journey of entrepreneurship.

For Jared and Ellen, the wood oven business was a natural progression. Intrigued by the artistry involved in wood-fired cuisine, Jared's first job in a small pizzeria set the stage for a career marked by a dedication to perfecting the final product. Currently operating a single establishment, the couple envisions a future with the freedom to expand and experiment, staying true to the roots of their passion.

For Jared, the allure of being a business owner lies in the freedom it offers. Fire and Frost isn't just a restaurant; it's a canvas where the Waldens paint with flavors, guided by their love for wood-fired cuisine and dedication to Old World techniques.

As of this month, Fire and Frost has officially been serving up culinary delights for a year. This milestone is a testament to the Waldens' perseverance, creativity, and their ability to turn dreams into a thriving reality.

When asked about his favorite pizza to make, Jared is quick to mention the Margherita. The simplicity combined with the amazing classic flavor combination makes it a crowd-pleaser, embodying the essence of Fire and Frost's culinary philosophy.

Located at 121 Blue Ridge Dr., Wintergreen Resort, Virginia 22967, Fire and Frost invites guests to savor the unique experience of wood-fired cuisine amidst the serene beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether it's the crackle of the fire or the taste of a perfectly crafted Margherita, every visit to Fire and Frost is a journey into the heart of culinary passion.


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