Taking the reigns of the Blue Rooster Canteen in May 2016, Chef Chad Combs has taken the small “take & bake” shop and broadened the services to include pre-ordered meals, custom baked goods, meal planning, catering and wholesale distribution.
Chad is a native son to Cookeville who has proudly brought his culinary expertise back to his hometown. Over the past thirty years, Chef Chad has honed his skills in such places as Jacksonville, FL; Smithville, TN (Center Hill Lake); Orlando, FL; Orange Beach, AL; and Nashville, TN. As the 2015 World Food Championships’ World Chef Champion, he currently serves as an ambassador for the WFC, Director of Operations/Executive Chef at Seven Senses Food & Cheer, and private consultant to many restaurateurs throughout the Southeast.
Having previously had a hand in many restaurants in Cookeville, Chad has also stood at the helm of some of Nashville’s most innovative concepts such as Radius 10, Park Cafe, Lime, and Whiskey Kitchen. Other projects include Virago, Kayne Prime, Chauhan’s, etc.