Hometown: Baileys Harbor
Favorite Pizza: Gluten Free Veggie with Roasted Garlic Olive Oil Base
Favorite Non-Pizza Item: Cobb Salad
Favorite Beer: Farmhouse Saison, “I love Belgian Quads and any Saison.”
Favorite Musician/Band: Stevie Ray Vaugh, anything Blues. She just fell in love with Dead Horses
Favorite Quote: “Be an Umbrella”
Kitchen Manger and Chef Shawna Rae loves Door County. Born and raised in Baileys Harbor, the life-long resident is entering her 6th year at Wild Tomato.
When she’s not in the kitchen at Wild Tomato, the avid hiker can be found hiking around the Kangaroo Lake Land Trust with Moses, her golden-retriever or, believe it or not, whipping up something delicious in her kitchen at home.
As with many long time Door County residents and Wild Tomato staff, it’s the people that make the place. “Door County is where my roots are and I’m happy to stay,” says Shawna. “Wild Tomato is my family.”
While Wild Tomato is her favorite restaurant in Door County, you have a good chance of finding her at Kinara Urban Eatery enjoying a plate of Palak Paneer and plotting out her dream of being an entirely self-sufficient off the land. “I would love to be able to grow everything I eat some day,” says Shawna. “It would be amazing to not rely on anyone other than myself.”