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Mockingbird Food Company is a boutique DFW catering and specialty products company headquartered in Southlake, Texas run by Chef Dena Peterson Shaskan and her husband/baker Trent Shaskan. Dena is a Fort Worth native and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Previously, Dena was an Executive Chef of Cafe Modern at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for 11 years and has been in the catering industry for over 25 years.

The company also offers specialty products such as sourdough bread, shrubs, soups, kimchi and more at The Clearfork Farmers Market and Cowtown Farmers Market. Mockingbird Food Company is expanding to their retail market and culinary studio - The Table in Near Southside Fort Worth.

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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