The Lost Spoon is a Personal Chef and Meal-Prep Service that fulfills what’s missing in your culinary world. Dedicated teaching and elevating our clients to new levels of cooking. The Lost Spoon was established in 2014 by Chef Cleveland Shearls in Nashville, Tennessee. We believe that there are endless avenues when it comes to food. The Lost Spoon has arrived to bring a new world class experience to your home, gym, job, or venue of choice for your personal dinner, exclusive birthday party, or anniversary dinner. We also offer Weekly Meal Prep, In-Home Services, Personal and Professional Group Cooking Classes. We want to give clients that sense of excitement knowing that they can obtain that healthy lifestyle which would potentially create a gratifying feeling from within. We strive to help you build confidence in what you eat. Ultimately our goal is to help our customers have a new outlook on their culinary journey with assistance along the way.
About Chef Cleveland
Cleveland Shearls has become a recognizable Chef in the Southeast region. The charismatic chef has cooked for some notable NFL players such as Chris Hope, Cody Sensabaugh, & Cary Williams just to name a few. He also has the distinct pleasure to cater for some of Nashville’s most prominent citizens.
Additionally, Chef Cleveland has also had the pleasure of serving Bishop Joseph W. Walker III, Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, TN, and Presiding Bishop of Full Gospel Baptist Church International.
In addition to his catering, meal prep, and personal chef services, Chef Cleveland is very passionate about feeding the homeless and needy throughout Nashville. He is currently working to starting his own foundation called FEED THE CORNER. This foundation will help the homeless, elderly and families that struggle with putting food on the table daily.
Cleveland showed interest in cooking at an early age. He would always shadow his grandmother (Mildred) and Mother (Lannie) in the kitchen every since he was a young child. He did not accept his calling until his senior year at The University Alabama A&M in Huntsville, AL. After hosting several parties and simply making a full meal from a little of nothing for friends and himself, Cleveland could not deny that God was calling him to his purpose in the Culinary Arts world. He enrolled at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute Nashville, TN and begin his journey into understanding all aspects of food.
Upon graduating Cleveland became known for being one of very few to enter the industry straight out of culinary school as a Sous Chef. He has worked under some well-known chefs in Nashville at the Heritage at Brentwood, The Fontanel Mansion, and helped to set the foundation for City Winery as it broke ground in Nashville. Cleveland had already started catering small events during his time at The City Winery when he realized it was time for him to step out on faith. The Lost Spoon launched in 2014. Chef Cleveland currently resides in Nashville where you will find him spending most of his time enjoying life with his family or fishing when he is not working.