Wine, Bites & Beats
Chef Sharon Van Meter conceptualized the menu and atmosphere of the neighborhood spot but the kitchen will be manned by Chef Aaron Nelson. Nelson’s prior experience include stints with Hookline, Bird Café, Meddlesome Moth and Urban Taco.
Chef Sharon Van Meter
A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, Chef Sharon Van Meter brings more than forty years of award-winning and acclaimed culinary experience to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Chef Van Meter has served the culinary world as Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton,
International, Professor of American Cuisine at Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu and Executive Chef in the renowned kitchens of Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas. Currently, Sharon is CEO of SVM Productions, LLC, a leader in the television, radio and culinary productions world.
Chef Van Meter has been inducted in the honorable culinary societies of the American Culinary Federation, World Master Chefs Society, Les Dames d’Escoffier International, and Euro-Toques International.
She has served as President of the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier and 1st Vice President, Les Dames d’Escoffier International. In 2009, Chef Van Meter became the first female Director of the American Culinary Federation-Texas Chefs Association.
Sharon is a member of the National Restaurant Association and has been on the Board of
Directors of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association since 2010; served as President of the
GDRA Board of Directors in 2015-2016. Sharon serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas
Restaurant Association and is current chairwoman of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation.
Her numerous volunteer and humanitarian efforts range from the fight against hunger by involvement with Share Our Strength’s “Taste of the Nation” event to the National AIDS Foundation “Touring Chefs” program to Habitat for Humanity’s “House Party.” Sharon served
on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move! to Schools task force. In 2008, she received the National Restaurant Association’s “Cornerstone Humanitarian Award”.
After 8 years helming the kitchen of 3015 at Trinity Groves, Dallas’s premier culinary event venue and catering company Sharon recently opened Beckley 1115, located in Bishop Arts.