The Fat Pastor
HEAD COOK: Shawn Niles
COMPETITION: World Recipe Championship
The Fat Pastor, Shawn Niles, is the executive chef and founder of Fat Pastor Productions, a culinary collaborative in Yakima, Washington. Fat Pastor Productions is comprised of a free business and culinary school for at-risk students, an underground dining club, high end catering and restaurant consulting. They own 2 restaurants; Il Grasso & The Lab. Shawn is passionate about social transformation and philanthropy. He was featured as one of the top 40 chefs in America on MasterChef, where Gordon Ramsay declared that he was born to cook. He also was on the first season of "Best Leftovers Ever" on Netlflix. Shawn serves as the lead pastor of Dad's House Church in Yakima.