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Inventive Global Cuisine


Mockingbird Food Co. is a boutique DFW catering company owned and operated by celebrated Fort Worth chef, Dena Peterson Shaskan and headquartered in Southlake, Texas. A Fort Worth native, Dena is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She has been Executive Chef of Cafe Modern at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for 11 years; Dena has been in catering for over 25 years.

Chef Dena is an absolute master at her craft. She’s creative, professional, has extensive experience and is super creative with menus. Hire her for your next event—you’ll be blown away.
— Chelle Rose
Both our families commented on how well Dena managed to capture the authentic flavors of both Thailand and Korea. We had and still have family and friends who tell us that it was the best meal they ever had at a wedding.
— Julianne Lee
Can’t get better than Dena’s food or professionalism!
— Kari Crowe
The passed appetizers and buffet dinner we selected made for a very comforting and special first meal as husband and wife.
— Jessie Lemp Hull

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