Meet Chef Big Shake

Creator of Big Shake’s Nashville Hot Chicken and Fish

Shawn Davis, Chef Big Shake, started cooking in a professional kitchen when he was just 12 years old. His mother decided her son needed a healthy distraction over the summer break.

In just seven years in his seasonal position, Shawn had worked his way from up from dishwasher to head chef. Under Gio Palermo’s mentorship at the C. J. Palermo restaurant, Shawn learned the ins and outs of the restaurant business.

Little did Shawn know that his experience at the Palermo restaurant would prove to be life changing not only for his passion for food, but also the inspirational, entrepreneurial journey he would take.

As a true fan of Hot Chicken, I am proud to bring my own special recipe to my town“.