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Table Manners is the creative love child of Christopher DeStefano, a seasoned hospitality professional, trained chef, food stylist, food writer, husband and father.

 

Table Manners was born during a global pandemic which forced the world to change the way we live. Unfortunately, it also changed the way we eat and the very nature of how we socialize around food and drink.  Having spent well over a decade working in kitchens, restaurants and hotels, feeding people had become Christopher's life's work. There was an energy that came from creating culinary experiences around a table and whether he wore a chef's jacket or a suit and tie, Christopher thrived when he had his hand in fueling that energy.

In 2008 Christopher opened the award winning specialty food shop, Christopher's Table.  Even in the midst of an economic recession, Christopher's Table thrived on the simple premise of creating food focused hospitality and sharing it with anyone who sought it.  In 2011 As the Farm to Table movement continued to surge, Christopher was partnering with local farmers to produce elaborate farm dinner events and advocating for schools to start using locally sourced produce in their cafeterias. In 2012, Christopher went global and starting leading small groups of customers on curated culinary tours throughout Paris.  His career continued along this same narrative, even after closing his storefront, working as a general manager of fine restaurants throughout the Boston area.

 

So at a time when restaurants and bars have been hit the hardest, when our ability to gather around a table and share a meal together has been so severely restricted, it is no surprise that Christopher is rolling up his sleeves and getting creative once again. 

"We need to share food and drink together, it is essential to our survival.  We do it in good times to celebrate and in difficult times to bring comfort. No matter the reason, we do it together and while our current reality asks us to change the way we do it,  it remains imperative that we continue to do it in a new way."  -- Christopher

Table Manners is that way.  An online interactive culinary wonderland dedicated to providing delicious experiences for any occasion. Gather safely with your loved ones at home and Table Manners will make sure you are well stocked and well fed.  Access to Christopher and all of his tasty creations are only a click away.