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Culinary School Stories

62 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Colin Roche, PhD, MBA, CEC, CCE, FMP, CHEWebsite

Culinary School Stories is a podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Every week we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impa… read more


Story #048 - Shane Schaibly

GUEST’S NAME: Shane Schaibly

CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL

BIO: Born and raised in a small town just outside of Tampa, FL, Chef Shane Schaibly has been in the industry since the young age of 14. He has worked in all facets of the industry from small, locally owned casual dining spots to high end hotels and everything in between. 

After graduating from Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami campus with a degree in culinary arts, Chef Schaibly went on to work at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach before returning home to the Tampa area to work as Pastry Chef, Catering Chef and eventually Sous Chef of Café Ponte in Clearwater. From there, Shane made the jump to the corporate world and accepted the position as the Corporate Chef for Front Burner Brands overseeing their various concepts including The Melting Pot, Burger 21 and GrillSmith. In this role Chef Schaibly helped develop menu items and the opening of new restaurants around the world, including in Canada, Mexico, Riyadh, KSA, Dubai, UAE, and Jakarta, Indonesia. 

In 2014, Shane moved on to First Watch Restaurants, Inc. as their VP of Culinary Strategy / Corporate Chef, working on revamping the existing regular menu and Seasonal Feature menu offerings along with fine tuning some the already fantastic fresh and healthy menu items. First Watch is known for its out-of-the-box approach to Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch, while still maintaining a health halo around many of its menu items.

Shane has found a great home in the First Watch family and thoroughly enjoys being able to create menu items that push the envelope while still balancing healthy with great tasting food. He lives in Bradenton, Florida with his wife Lisa and their two children, Jackson and Olive. He enjoys spending time on the Gulf of Mexico, collecting tattoos and cooking at home for his family while continuing his exploration of other cultures and food around the world.




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ABOUT THE SHOW: Culinary School Stories is a weekly podcast with engaging interviews that shares the stories of people from around the world that have an association with a culinary school in some way. Each episode we bring you the best stories from people around the food service world whose lives have been influenced, impacted, touched and/or enriched, for good or for bad, from their culinary school experience. And this Podcast is dedicated to telling their story!

From current students and alumni, to faculty and administrators, this interview style podcast allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussions about issues, stories and tales surrounding culinary school. We hope you will listen in and learn what each of our guests has to say as we talk to them about their relationship to culinary school, as well as their journey, the people who helped them, and their goals and dreams for the future. Join us as we ask and discover, “What’s your culinary school story?”



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