The Barbeque Exchange is the culmination of a 37-year culinary journey. Craig and Donna Hartman’s lives have been centered around the love of food! Their journey took them from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, New York, to Gordonsville, Virginia. Craig’s love of all things cooking, especially over a live fire, led them to the development of their signature old-school, slow-cooked BBQ.
Inspired by the pit masters they met over the years, from the Catskills to the Rockies, Craig and Donna set out to open a barbeque joint of their own. Craig’s background in fine dining cuisine has honed his palate, and taught him the significance of great food and great company.