Debi Shawcross is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and Arizona State University. After completing a specialized study in wedding cakes from CCA, Shawcross launched the wildly successful Silver Spoon Desserts of San Francisco. With a move to Richmond, VA, in 2003 she opened Signature Menus, providing specialized cooking classes and dinner club instructional sessions that cater to private parties and corporate events. She is the author of the best-selling Signature Salads, now in a third printing, and author of Friends at the Table: The Ultimate Supper Club Cookbook (Franklin Green Publishing, April 2011). Shawcross is a regular guest on Virginia This Morning and a repeat guest on Martha Stewart Sirius Radio.