Shawn Loving, CMC

Shawn Loving, CMC

Shawn Loving, CMC

Executive Chef | Detroit Athletic Club

Chef Shawn Loving, CMC, is a 1991 graduate of the Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts Program and has served as Culinary Arts Department Chair and full time faculty since 2008. In this role he oversees six full time and ten adjunct faculty members.

Chef Loving began his career in Michigan restaurants including Salvatore Scallopini, Hotel Pontchartrain/Radisson, Franklin Hills Country Club, and Les Auteurs/Madison’s before becoming a chef for Walt Disney Company at Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida. Chef Loving traveled to EuroDisney in Marne de la Valle, France, as part of a task force to develop procedures for resorts. From 2001–2008, he was the proprietor and chef at the highly acclaimed Loving Spoonful restaurant in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Chef Loving served as personal chef for members of the Detroit Pistons and as the in-flight caterer for the team, and from this created Global cuisine LLC, his chef placement working service. On Chef’s recommendation, many chefs have been placed as personal chefs to NBA and NFL athletes, who continue to thrive under his guidance and direction.

In 2008, he was selected as Executive Chef for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Olympic Basketball Teams for the Beijing Games, and Executive Chef for the USAB Men’s Team in Istanbul for the 2010 and 2015 FIBA World Championships, the 2014 summer World Championships in Madrid, and the 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. Chef Loving currently still serves as the Executive Chef for USA Basketball.

Over the last decade, Chef Loving has won numerous awards and medals from local and international competitions hosted by the American Culinary Federation and also as a member of the Michigan Culinary Olympic Team. In October 2017, Chef Loving achieved the status of Certified Master Chef.