Debi Shawcross is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and Arizona State University. After completing a specialized study in wedding cakes from CCA, Shawcross launched the wildly successful Silver Spoon Desserts of San Francisco. With a move to Richmond, VA, in 2003 she opened Signature Menus, providing specialized cooking classes and dinner club instructional sessions that cater to private parties and corporate events.
She is the author of the best-selling Signature Salads, now in a third printing, and author of Friends at the Table: The Ultimate Supper Club Cookbook (Franklin Green Publishing, April 2011).
Shawcross is a regular guest on Virginia This Morning, a repeat guest on Martha Stewart Sirius Radio, and a contributor to Skirt! Magazine. Friends at the Table was recently featured in Martha Stewart's Everyday Food Magazine, Virginia Living Magazine, RHome Magazine, and Costco Connection as well as on Martha Stewart's Everyday Food blog. Shawcross' blog “Table Talk” was named to Saveur Magazine’s “Sites We Love: Best on the Web” and her food photography is regularly featured on Food Gawker and Tastespotting. For additional entertaining ideas, recipes, products, and other tips, please visit my main website: www.debishawcross.com