Table for Ten – Kurt Krause, President & CEO, VisitNorfolk

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August 18, 2021
Anne Baumler
Table for Ten – Kurt Krause, President & CEO, VisitNorfolk
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Date(s) - 18/Aug/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




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At Table for 10, we make the reservation and nine young professionals sit down for dinner alongside one business leader. This is a great opportunity to meet other young professionals in the area and spend quality time gaining insight and wisdom from a local business or community leader.

Business Leader: Kurt Krause | President & CEO, VisitNorfolk 

Location: Todd Jurich’s (150 W Main St Ste 100, Norfolk, VA 23510)

Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Cost: Advanced registration is required. Each guest is responsible for paying for their own tab. Attendees will have to order from a 3 course pre-set menu with the cost of $49.95 per person plus tax and gratuity (see below for menu details). A fee of $10 will be invoiced to you if you do not provide 48-hour notice that you are canceling.


Speaking Of Success


Kurt currently serves as the President and CEO for VisitNorfolk, responsible for directing the effort to attract visitors to Norfolk to meet, relax, live, and study. His history in the hotel industry spans over 31 years throughout his career. He spent twenty-two years with Marriott International, where his background included various assignments in the sales and marketing discipline, followed by operational assignments in Florida and Virginia. Kurt was recognized as General Manager of the Year in 1998. He arrived in Norfolk in 2014 to lead the pre-opening and opening efforts of The Main which opened in 2017 with a following assignment of opening the Cavalier Hotel and Cavalier Beach Club in Virginia Beach.

In between his career in the hotel industry, Kurt served our Country initially as a “Loaned Executive” for the Transportation Security Administration. As a founding member of the largest start-up of any private or public organization he was specifically responsible for many of the consumer-oriented deliverables. For his effort in the participation of founding the agency in addition to the consumer element, he was recognized with the Department of Transportation Distinguished Service Medal by Secretary Norman Minetta in 2002. Kurt then join his alma mater, Virginia Tech, as Vice President of Business Affairs; responsibilities included Facilities, Personnel, VT Police Department, Department of Environmental Health and Safety Services, Office of the University Architect, and Real Estate Management.

On the personal side, he is an avid baseball fan and former participant playing on a variety of amateur teams traveling the country participating on two championship ball-clubs. More recently he has found pleasure on stage participating in the 2018 and 2019 Hampton Roads Dancing with the Stars, performing with the Virginia Opera, as well as the local family theater company The Hurrah Players in Annie (2018) as President Roosevelt and as the Captain in Dames at Sea (2019).


Todd Jurich’s Pre-Set 3 Course Menu ($49.95 + tax and tip) 


~choice of~

Todd’s Summer Crab “Chowder”

Jumbo Lump Crab / Sherry / James Farm Cream      

Rain or Shine Farm Local Baby Lettuces

French Vinaigrette


~choice of~

*Carved Flat Iron Steak

southern grits / fire onions / bistro steak sauce

*served medium rare

*Seared Scottish Salmon Filet

autumn vegetable roast / bagna cauda / lemon confit    

Chicken Marsala Americain

surry ham / mushrooms marsala / mozzarella / zucchini “fettuccini”


~choice of~

Warm Brioche Bread Pudding

whiskey crème anglaise / salted caramel sauce

Vahlrona Flourless Dark Chocolate Torte

Candied Orange Rind & Whipped Cream