Travis McShane is the executive chef/partner of Adele’s, Jonathan Waxman’s flagship restaurant located in the Gulch neighborhood in downtown Nashville.
Travis discovered his culinary passion while working on his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas: he would cook for friends and family during UT’s legendary football tailgate parties, and found that he was able to articulate his appreciation to the ones he loved through food.
Travis quickly turned his newly found passion into a career and started working in catering while finishing his degree. Upon graduation, Travis moved from Austin to upstate New York to study at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. After completing his studies, Travis continued his education by taking an internship at Jonathan Waxman’s famed and beloved restaurant, Barbuto, in NYC. Under Waxman’s mentorship at Barbuto, Travis worked his way through all of the stations of the kitchen until being promoted to chef. Throughout his years at Barbuto, Travis has been able to travel the world cooking and exploring cuisines with Waxman. In spring 2015, Travis moved to Nashville as executive chef/partner at Adele’s.