St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands – St. Croix Foundation for Community Development is excited to announce that Top Chef contender Tiffany Derry will return to the U.S. Virgin Islands to serve as this year’s Wine in the Warehouse celebrity chef.  Wine in the Warehouse, one of the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience(FWE)’s most popular events, will be held at Bohlke International Aviation on Friday, December 8, 2023 from 6:00-9:00 PM.

Derry emerged into the national spotlight when she appeared on season 7 of Bravo’s Top Chef, where she finished in the top four and earned the title of “fan favorite”, going on to compete on Top Chef: All Stars. Her warm southern charm and culinary expertise led to more television appearances on shows such as Chopped, Chopped Kids, The Great American Recipe, Beat Bobby Flay, Tournament of Champions, and more. Derry currently runs two restaurants through her company T2D Concepts, including Roots Chicken Shack and Roots Southern Table, which was a 2022 James Beard Award Finalist for Best New Restaurant. According to St. Croix Foundation President, Deanna James, “We are so excited to welcome this renowned chef and restaurateur back to St. Croix and into the folds of the Foundation’s family.” James continued, “Tiffany Derry is not only an exceptional chef, but she’s also a fierce advocate for social justice, equity, and food access. Her focus on celebrating her roots and bringing communities together through food makes her an inspiring collaborator for the work we do at the Foundation. In fact, each year, we have grown increasingly committed to ensuring that our fundraiser, our programming, and our partnerships, are intentionally aligned with our mission and our vision for the future of our Community. We simply couldn’t think of a more perfect celebrity chef to join us this year than Tiffany!”Tickets for the event are $150 per person and are available for purchase now at

St. Croix Foundation would like to extend its deepest appreciation to  early sponsors VI Lottery, Bohlke International Aviation, CC1, Crucian Point, The Buccaneer Resort, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Bank of St. Croix, Marshall & Sterling, and the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority. SCF also invites additional corporate and individual citizens to become event partners and sponsors. For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact 340-773-9898 or email

For information about tickets, events, and sponsorship visit or call the St. Croix Foundation office at 340-773-9898.