Growing up in her family’s bars and restaurants provided the perfect environment to nurture Shannon’s love of cooking. She worked in kitchens and front-of-house roles from the age of 13, and gained a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of restaurant dining. Her impressive repertoire and expansive skillset were further developed through a recent work placement at Michelin-star-awarded restaurant Paul Ainsworth at No. 6. Having received classical training under talented chefs, Shannon works with focus and passion to create fine modern Italian dishes at the family-run Italian Kitchen. To her, good food means a beautifully presented dish made with the finest quality ingredients, and Shannon takes great pride in the positive feedback she receives from diners. Her favourite season is spring, when she can take advantage of the fantastic local produce available, such as Dorset crab and lobster.