Get to know me better
A chef that is driven by nature and trying to highlight its hidden nuances
I am a professional Chef with 10 years of experience working in the top restaurants in Chicago and San Francisco, including Blackbird, Saison, Birdsong and Oriole. I am originally from North Carolina so my approach is very natural, hyper seasonal, and heavily influenced by open flame. My belief is that a unique experience through food brings people closer together and opens their eyes to new culinary possibilities.
For me, cooking is...
Therapy and Cathardic
I learned to cook at...
Johnson and Wales University as well as the rest of the world.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Ryan Pfeiffer of Blackbird Restaurant in Chicago
A cooking secret...
an ability to not only cook but curate a vibe.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Chicago.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Chicago.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Chicago.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Chicago.
Shawn's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Shawn's reviews
Chef Shawn exceeded all of my expectations! Our dinner was a birthday surprise, so there was much riding on Shawn’s preparation and delivery. He was incredibly flexible and thoughtful with his menu, and every course was delicious. We had a few things that were new to us, that were just amazing. We typically always go out for a very nice dinner, especially for birthdays, however since we could not this year, Chef Shawn brought that dinner to us. We would certainly hire him again!
Nicole Caley - May 18 2020
Chef Shawn was amazing! The food was absolutely delicious. He was very attentive, timely, and kind. My wife loved every single course. We will definitely use him again!
Anthony Bolden - Feb 17 2019
Book your experience with Chef Shawn
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.