Jason Arbusto is the new culinary director Bluffwalk Center, a property development in Lynchburg, Va., where Shoemakers American Grille, Waterstone Pizza and Craddock Terry Hotel are located. Arbusto will oversee those restaurants’ operations as well as room service and events at the hotel, in addition to a new beer garden slated to open this summer.
The Culinary Institute of America graduate started his culinary career at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Fla., before working in France for Alain Ducasse, Jean-François Piège and the Pourcel brothers.
He returned to the United States and worked at Mix in Las Vegas, San Francisco restaurants The Battery SF, Artesano and Rigalo Café as well as Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, Calif.
He returned home to Lynchburg in 2016 and opened Daughters and Sons Pizza before joining Bluffwalk Center.