Created by four culinary enthusiasts - Chef Dena Peterson Shaskan, Trent Shaskan, Hao Tran, & Dixya Bhattarai - The Table is a combined retail market and culinary studio dedicated to showcasing a wide variety of rotating products including produce, breads, cheeses, oils, and meats. Also, you will find an assortment of frozen items such as soups, entrees, dumplings etc. The Table will occasionally host classes to the Fort Worth community with a focus on seasonality and craftsmanship.
Dena Peterson Shaskan - The Chef
With a degree from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Chef Shaskan prides herself in serving cuisine that is not only artful and delicious but also local. Her inventive global cuisine with a touch of southern flair is a favorite throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Before venturing into her own catering business Mockingbird Food Co., Dena Peterson Shaskan served as the Executive Chef of Café Modern inside the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for 11 years.
Trent Shaskan - The Bread Maker
San Francisco and North Coast native, Trent Shaskan is a Political Science professor turned baker. With his wife Chef Dena Peterson Shaskan, he has worked at perfecting a sourdough loaf that pays tributes to those early tastes and textures. Trent now runs with his family Icon Bread and Mockingbird Food Co. offering a range of sourdough loaves at Clearfork & Cowtown farmer's markets.
Hao Tran - The Culinary Adventurer
Tran grew up in the Vietnamese community in South Arlington.
As the daughter of immigrants, her early years were spent in her parents’ home kitchen, learning Southern Vietnamese cooking from her mother and the spicier, pork-heavy Western Hue-style from her father. She spent her summers at her aunt's French-Vietnamese restaurant in Montreal and developed a repertoire of classic and colonial dishes. Between teaching high-school chemistry, Hao manages to host pop-up events, collaborative dinners, & cooking classes. You can follow her food adventures at Lost in the Sauce & Hao and Dixya.
Dixya Bhattarai - The Dietitian
Culinary Dietitian & Food Blogger, Dixya moved to the United States from Nepal more than a decade ago for college. She didn't grow up cooking but being far away from home, she craved mo:mo (Nepalese dumplings) and her mom's cauliflower curry, which forced her to learn and recreate them in her American kitchen. When she's not working at the hospital, she's probably at a dumpling pop-up alongside Hao, teaching cooking classes, or developing recipes for her site
Frankie Shaskan - The Taster
The Table's taste tester & slime specialist! Frankie spends a lot of her time in the kitchen alongside her chef mom and baker dad. She has not one but 3 favorite colors - sky blue, yellow, and really really really light pink. On Saturdays, Frankie is often spotted at The Clearfork Farmer's market, so be sure to stop by the Icon Bread booth and give her a big high five.