CHEF TARA SCHIE
9185 State Route 250 NW
Strasburg, Ohio 44680
Going to school for Mechanical Engineering, Tara never dreamed that she would be working in the kitchen, let alone loving it. In 2012, she started helping out her mom, Chef Sherry Schie, with in home catering and personal chef services. One event after another, Tara realized she had a niche and a joy for baking. Leaving her engineering career behind, Tara decided to help open SHY Cellars with her family in 2013, starting out as the Pastry Chef.
Working her way through the kitchen, and learning along the way, she is now the Executive Chef and General Manager.
Chef Tara most recently won Grand Champion at the Akron-Canton Foodbank’s Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame event. With an award winning team behind her, SHY Cellars has won numerous awards at the local level, including Reader’s Choice awards for Best Steak, Best Fine Dining, Best Dessert, and Best Romantic Restaurant.
She and her family have two passions: food and people. Her food beliefs are simple, using clean ingredients, exposing pure flavors, and finishing with perfect execution. When she’s not in the kitchen you will find her going on adventures with her daughter, at a Jazz Club, or heading to a Broadway Show.