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PERSONAL · CREATIVE · CONNECTIONS

Creativity stems from collaboration. Our team and our local partnerships foster creativity through our collective focus on redefining and personalizing expectations around dining, presentation, ingredients and most importantly, quality. Connecting through food in unexpected ways.

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Hi, I'm Deb Silver

Chef and Small Business Owner flexing my culinary muscles within the Greater Rochester community. Food is my passion and I am excited to share my craft with you.

Over the past two decades, my culinary experiences run the gamut. My first kitchen gig was at the renowned Machus Red Fox in Bloomfield Hills and continuing through culinary school, apprenticeship, MBA, owning a catering business, and even a stint as a butcher, I lived the passion that I now deliver to you. I support many neighborhood non-profits. Leader Dogs for the Blind, New Day Foundation, and Paint a Miracle, just to name a few. In 2022, I was named Businesswoman of the Year at the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle awards and am a guest chef on The Nine on Fox2 News Detroit.

When not creating culinary masterpieces at The Sham Shack in Goodison, or welcoming customers at the Side Dish storefront in Downtown Rochester, you’ll probably find me on a crazy outdoor adventure with my husband, Aaron, and 4 children.

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Meet Our Team

Culinary Masterminds

Our dream team is a cheerful bunch of food lovers drawn to the mission of connecting with the community. Every one of these merry tastemakers has a special set of gifts to help a once-fledging idea turn into a seasoned model that is redefining how you engage with food. We are all centered around delivering you the highest quality and most creative culinary experience. To show each team member’s uniqueness we asked, “If you could be any pasta shape, which kind would you be, and why?”

Alex

Alex

Baker Lead - The Sham Shack

“Cavatappi! Fun but classic. A little chaotic, versatile, and give me all of the sauce, always!”

JADE

JADE

Catering & Event Lead

“I would be Farfalle. I just like the shape of it and it looks like a butterfly!”

Kathy

Kathy

Inventory Specialist

“I would be Tortellini because they are delicious little morsels of goodness!”

Dione

Dione

Kitchen Assistant - The Sham Shack, Sales - Side Dish

“I would be Pappardelle. It’s thick and tastes great in saucy pasta sauce.”

Judy

Judy

Sales Lead - Side Dish

“My pasta shape would be Gemelli. The look of the noodle is unique and I (heart) using it in a vodka sauce or pasta salad.”

Kate

Kate

Food Prep - The Sham Shack, Sales - Side Dish

“Rigatoni! Because we have named our 4th Leader Dog puppy after this noodle.”

Ana

Ana

Food Prep - The Sham Shack

“Macaroni, because I am good with any kind of cheese.”

Renae

Renae

Kitchen Assistant - The Sham Shack

“Campanelle, because I love flowers and being outside in the garden!”

Ray

Ray

Production Chef - The Sham Shack

“I’m gonna say Bucatini. It’s a durable pasta and it holds up”

Sherry

Sherry

Kitchen Assistant, Deliveries, Sales

“I would be Macaroni. It reminds me of my Mom and her tuna salad.”

Julie

Julie

Event Sales - Forks & Fêtes

“I like jumbo shells because they can be stuffed with so much goodness!”

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Meet Our Team

Culinary Masterminds

Our dream team is a cheerful bunch of food lovers drawn to the mission of connecting with the community. Every one of these merry tastemakers has a special set of gifts to help a once-fledging idea turn into a seasoned model that is redefining how you engage with food. We are all centered around delivering you the highest quality and most creative culinary experience. To show each team member’s uniqueness we asked, “If you could be any pasta shape, which kind would you be, and why?”

Jade

Jade

Catering & Event Lead

“I would be Farfalle. I just like the shape of it and it looks like a butterfly!”
Alex

Alex

Bakery Lead - Sham Shack

“Cavatappi! Fun but classic. A little chaotic, versatile, and give me all of the sauce, always!”
Kate

Kate

Food Prep - Sham Shack, Sales - Side Dish

“Rigatoni! Because we have named our 4th Leader Dog puppy after this noodle.”
Ana

Ana

Food Prep - Sham Shack

“Macaroni, because I am good with any kind of cheese.”
Renae

Renae

Kitchen Assistant - Sham Shack

“Campanelle, because I love flowers and being outside in the garden!”

Ray

Ray

Production Chef - Sham Shack

“I’m gonna say Bucatini. It’s a durable pasta and it holds up”

Kathy

Kathy

Inventory Specialist

“I would be Tortellini because they are delicious little morsels of goodness!”
Dione

Dione

Kitchen Assistant - Sham Shack, Sales - Side Dish

“I would be Pappardelle. It’s thick and tastes great in saucy pasta sauce.”
Judy

Judy

Sales Lead - Side Dish

“My pasta shape would be Gemelli. The look of the noodle is unique and I (heart) using it in a vodka sauce or pasta salad.”
Julie

Julie

Event Sales - Forks & Fêtes

“I like jumbo shells because they can be stuffed with so much goodness!”

Sherry

Sherry

The Sham Shack - Kitchen Assistant, Deliveries & Side Dish - Sales

“I would be Macaroni. It reminds me of my Mom and her tuna salad.”

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

#SupportLocal

Genuine quality is core to our menu options and retail food offerings, and we rely on other like-minded quality-focused entrepreneurs and suppliers to support us. We know these small enterprises are passionate about their product and truly create everything with love. Our links to local producers and other small businesses strengthen our bonds to the community and make these amazing culinary creators available for you to enjoy.

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Local Partnerships
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DIG IN

See What We’ve Cooked Up

It’s easy to get your fix of our culinary creations. Select from catering a special event, scheduling a unique on-site experience, or pick up an unforgettable dinner and a unique bottle of wine. There’s no wrong choice. Have us cater your party with food, liquor, staffing, and all the plans to make the party a hit. Come to our teaching kitchen and learn to cook and enjoy unique wines with your friends. Or, keep it simple and enjoy a night off with our made-from-scratch meal-to-go service.

Plan Your Private Event

Choose your date and complete the form below to start planning your unique gathering at Forks & Fêtes. We will contact you via email within 72 hours to confirm your date & collect the deposit.

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4497 Collins Road Rochester, Mi 48306

Dates displaying events are currently booked. Please refer to this availability calendar when choosing a date for your event.

There is a Room Rental Fee of $350. The room rental fee is paid at the time of booking to hold the date. All dates are deemed available unless a deposit is made.

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Galentine’s Day Charcuterie Workshop & Wine Tasting
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Chef Deb and Chandra are up to it again! Grab your favorite Gal pals and don your pink threads for a fabulous girl’s night out. Channel your inner Cupid and get crafty at our Galentine’s Day Charcuterie and Wine Tasting event. We will have give-a-ways, trivia, laughter- plus you will learn tips and tricks t , ...
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Your Questions, Answered

Private Events FAQs

Can we host an event in your space?

Yes! Our intimate event venue is located directly next to our production kitchen and seats up to 40 comfortably.

How much does it cost to reserve your space?

There is a $350 charge to reserve an event on our calendar. The fee is not applied to the balance and is refundable if canceled before 60 days prior to the event date.

What is included when we rent the room?

Event planning services, linens (black or white), China, silverware, event set-up/tear-down, access to sound system, projector.

How long is the room available?

Room Rental is 4 hours but may be able to be extended for a fee depending on our calendar availability.

Can we bring in our own food, alcohol or desserts?

The Silver Shamrocks Cuisine is the exclusive caterer for the event space and holds a catering liquor license, so no outside food or alcohol may be brought in. We will provide servers and TIPS licensed bartenders if needed. However, desserts are ok if made in a licensed facility.

Do you have vendors for cakes, decorating, centerpieces, musicians?

YES! We have assembled a small but mighty group of woman-owned LOCAL businesses that include florists, macaron makers, bakers, event planners, and even musicians to create a magical experience for you and your guests.

Can we order something that is not on the menu?

We love creating customized menus to help your event stand out. For a small fee Deb will work with you to create a memorable culinary experience for you and your guests.

What type of menus do you offer?

We offer appetizing menus, buffet services, family-style dining, and an individually plated, coursed presentation for your guests.

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