The Melting Pot Restaurants’ Corporate Chef Schaibly Promoted to Director of Food and Beverage

Tampa, Fla.  (  The Melting Pot Restaurants (, the nation’s largest fondue restaurant franchise, recently promoted Corporate Chef Shane Schaibly from manager of culinary development to director of food and beverage.

Schaibly’s new responsibilities include creating and procuring all ingredients for The Melting Pot’s signature cocktails and overseeing the current core wine program.
Schaibly is also responsible for overseeing the research, development and cost planning for all of The Melting Pot’s menu offerings. He creates all new menu items for The Melting Pot’s signature Big Night Out menu which is loosely themed around a different region of the world every March and September.

Prior to joining The Melting Pot, Schaibly served as lead pastry chef and sous chef for Café Ponte in Clearwater, Fla. Schaibly also previously served as a cook at The Ritz-Carlton in Miami Beach, Fla., and graduated at the top of his class from Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, Fla., with a degree in Culinary Arts.

About The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

With 144 restaurants in North America, existing locations in 36 states and Canada and over 21 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. is the premier fondue restaurant franchise. At The Melting Pot, fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different. Guests enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées combined with special dipping sauces. The menu also includes cheese fondues, salads, fine wines and chocolate fondue desserts. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot’s corporate headquarters are in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit or email info(at)meltingpot(dot)com.