Pronouns: he/him

Shawn Hunter
Culinary Director

Shawn comes to CommonWealth Kitchen with an impressive 20+ year career of visible achievements in the food service industry. He has held leadership positions in Bars, QSR & Restaurant operations, and has contributed to the sales of over $35 million dollars annually in the past five years, and kept three chains of stores in the top five sales across Eastern America. He has hired, trained, and developed managers to succeed at the highest level of restaurant management performance.

Shawn came to Boston as a managing partner with The Catalyst Ventures Hospitality group overseeing operations for two of Boston’s Historic Restaurants/Bar/Nightlife: Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen & Slade’s Bar and Grill.

Shawn Hunter is a proud father of three girls and one boy and enjoys watching and participating in their growth. He’s also a musician and loves teaching music to his kids and empowering young people through music and music education.