Meet the People behind Extra Virgin
Shary Thur – Pecaro, Principal Owner
Highly energized, very driven, and very focused owner of Extra Virgin. Also a big supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness. Shary has beaten Breast Cancer four times over the past 15 years. She has been Cancer free for 2 yrs now and sponsors many Breast Cancer events around the DC area. With sheer drive and energy, Shary reverberates with enthusiasm and stamina and is greatly felt when she’s in Extra Virgin. A very approachable restaurant owner, Shary always welcomes you with ease and warmth which makes you feel like you need to visit again and again. Shary is in commercial real estate focusing on the restaurant industry and investment sales from New York to Florida.
Scott Jenkins, Executive Chef
Scott brings over 18 years of top-notch culinary experience to Extra Virgin. Having worked in such positions as executive chef manager, sous chef, and director of food and beverage, he understands what it takes to keep a restaurant running smoothly and to provide unbeatable customer service. He holds a bachelor’s degree, specializing in the area of hospitality/tourism in hotel and restaurant management, with emphasis in culinary arts. Over the last 18 years, he has worked at such restaurants as Hilton’s Dan & Brad’s, O’Malley’s Restaurant and Lounge in Holiday Inn, and Barlow’s Restaurant in the Omni Hotel.
In addition to his education and experience, Chef Jenkins has been active in the community, providing healthy cooking demonstrations, and has won several awards, including manager of the month and the Omni Hotel’s National “Ideal Nourishment” contest. He also holds a Virginia Foods Manager certification, as well as ServSafe certification from the National Restaurant Association.
“I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my culinary journey,” adds Chef Scott Jenkins. “I’m happy that my skills will be put to use in such a fine dining establishment. I’m excited about the opportunity to meet the customers and help make their dining experience truly enjoyable.”
Greg Sanders, General Manager