- Chef Shane Whitacre -
I have had a desire to cook ever since I could reach the knobs on the stove as a child. Growing up in Springfield Ohio, I had little exposure to fine dining but knew from our simple family dinners that food is the medium that brings people together. That sentiment was elevated when as a teenager, I had my first dinner at an upscale but quaint restaurant in Yellow Springs. I learned that dining can not only bring people together but has the potential to be a life changing experience. Since then, I've gone down many paths, including undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Ohio State University, and starting a family. Through it all, I've always found time for cooking both professionally and recreationally- sometimes having a hard time telling the difference between the two. My craft was further refined when I met a great Chef mentor who introduced me to three generations of culinary experience passed on through a family linage of French Chefs. It was around that time, in 2016, I started Chef's Table Columbus to bring these dining experiences to your home and special occasions.