Updated: Nov 30, 2020
Table Manners is the creative love child of Christopher DeStefano, a seasoned hospitality professional, trained chef, food stylist, entrepreneur, husband and father.
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 on curated culinary tours throughout Paris. His career continued along a similar narrative even after closing his business six years later, continuing to manage fine restaurants throughout the Boston area. Having spent 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 suit and tie, Christopher thrived when he had his hand in fueling that energy.
Table Manners was born during a global pandemic which forced the world to change the way we live. The health crisis also changed the way we eat and the nature of how we socialize around food and drink. 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 share it in good times to celebrate and in difficult times to evoke comfort. No matter the reason, we do it together and it works. So, 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."
Table Manners is that way. An online 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.