About Our Chef
Shane Schaibly is the corporate chef of Front Burner Brands, restaurant management company for The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. On the culinary side, Schaibly is responsible for overseeing the research, development and cost planning for all of The Melting Pot’s menu offerings. He personally creates and assists in the procurement of all new menu items for The Melting Pot. Schaibly works closely with The Melting Pot’s existing vendor partners and research and development chefs to ensure the fondue chain is putting out more than exceptional food every time.
Shane also oversees the beverage department with responsibilities including creating and procuring all ingredients for The Melting Pot’s new signature cocktails which are released every six months coinciding with the Big Night Out (limited-time feature menu) as well as overseeing the current core wine program and beverage offerings.
“Shane is an extremely talented chef,” said Bob Johnston, CEO of Front Burner Brands. “We all look to Shane for his expertise and creative culinary skills to guide our ongoing menu development.”
Prior to joining The Melting Pot, Schaibly served as lead pastry chef and sous chef for Café Ponte in Clearwater, Fla. Café Ponte features contemporary American cuisine with French, Asian and Italian influences and recently was named “Best in the Tampa Bay/Sarasota Area” by Zagat Survey. Schaibly also previously served as a cook at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla., and graduated at the top of his class from Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, Fla.
Shane lives in Tampa, Fla., with his wife, Lisa, and son, Jackson. He enjoys cooking at home, spending time on Florida’s Gulf of Mexico and collecting tattoos.
With more than 140 restaurants in North America, existing locations in 36 states, Canada and Mexico and more than 15 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. is the premier fondue restaurant franchise. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot continues to be a memorable dining experience. Guests enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées combined with dipping sauces. The menu also includes cheese fondues, salads, fine wines and chocolate fondue desserts. The Melting Pot is an affiliate of Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit www.meltingpot.com.