Jessica Silverman

Project Manager

Jessica Silverman is a Southern California native who kissed 75 and sunny goodbye when she migrated to the Pacific Northwest in 2009.  A former public accountant, Jessica was ChefStable's first employee, and she now serves as project manager, overseeing all the details of new projects, from lease negotiation to budget management to oversight of design and build out.  In her spare time, Jessica enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and drinking rose year-round.

Melissa Halle

Director of Accounting

Melissa was born at Good Samaritan hospital, just a stone's throw from many of Portland's future great eating establishments. As a child she ate all the vegetables that the other kids hated and got called out by her friends for bringing "fancy" lunches to school. Somewhere along the line she also developed a dangerous sweet tooth and a love of fermented things. After a stint in Washington, DC studying accounting, finance, and theology and getting her CPA, she pursued the logical career move of working the harvest at a winery which brought her back to Oregon. Eventually she gave up manual labor for excel spreadsheets and found her way to Chefstable where she tackles the bookkeeping duties for all the restaurants.

Dusty Baker

Operations Manager

Dusty Baker is a proud Tennessean who has spent most of his adult life on the West Coast. He has been in Portland for the last 8 years and was lucky enough to marry an Oregon girl. He has worked in restaurants for over 10 years after narrowly avoiding a career in Law. Dusty has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Pomona College and an MBA from the University of Oregon. As a child he regularly subjected his family to “interesting” food as he tried to figure out new recipes and cuisines.  

Dusty works closely with the restaurant GMs and Partners on everything from financial planning and budgeting to broken fridges, and relies on Kevin's help when power tools are needed.  He is a lover of fine BBQ (Pork) and crazy about Tennessee Football (Go Vols!).  

Sara Korhonen

Executive Assistant & PR Coordinator

Born to a Finnish father and a Saudi mother and raised between London, Dubai and San Francisco, Sara Korhonen has always had a passion for food and the element of community that sharing meals cultivates. She moved to Portland in 2007 to receive her BA in International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College and started food blogging as a hobby while studying abroad in India. Several years later, still a food blogger on the side, she finally weaseled herself into a professional role in the Industry by interning for "The Hot Line," a food-centric radio show hosted by Kurt Huffman and Noble Rot Chef, Leather Storrs. That internship blossomed into a full time role as the Executive Assistant and PR Coordinator for ChefStable Group where she does everything from hosting restaurant openings and creating press releases to purchasing fancy mirrors and curtain fabric for new projects. 

Scott Allen

HR Manager

An Oregon native, Scott was a notoriously picky eater as a child. He hated everything other than peanut butter and honey sandwiches. Thankfully, he grew out of that phase while spending a large chunk of his youth in the back of his father’s restaurant being raised by the kitchen staff. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2010 Scott ate his way across two continents before returning to the wonderful Pacific Northwest. Once home, Scott gained experience in sales and marketing with a small natural foods brand before finding his passion in team building and organizational development. Now the HR Manager at ChefStable, Scott is thrilled to combine that passion with his love of good food and drink. Having served on the Board of Directors at a local non-profit, Scott enjoys volunteering and taking an active role in his community. He has also helped his now retired parents start a small boutique winery in the Willamette Valley. When not busy with side projects, Scott can be found cooking for his friends, cheering for his Ducks, and surfing the Oregon coast.

Kevin Chambers

Operations Manager

Kevin Chambers is on a never ending quest for the perfect burrito. A proud Southern California native, Kevin moved to Portland in 2008 for the greenery. Before arriving in Oregon, he studied Business at the University of Southern California and, after graduating, ventured to work in every position a restaurant had to offer. Kevin works closely with the restaurant's partners and managers to reach financial goals through both innovative thinking and straight leg work. He especially loves the free recipe advice that comes from working closely with Portland's top chefs at ChefStable. 

Caitlyn Homer

Data Master

Caitlyn is our quirkiest team member. Born and raised in Miami, Caitlyn is no stranger to fun and flavor. In true Florida fashion, she spent her time on the tennis court honing her skills so that she could take her talents to Portland and play for Lewis & Clark College. Prior to college and in the off season, Caitlyn was a competitive snowboarder and was briefly ranked #6 in women's freestyle in New England, where she attended high school. Outside of her tennis and snowboarding hobbies, she has been known to "nerd out"  on equally diverse range of interests, though her biggest passion is raising her dog, Sadie, and cat, Katsu. Her role at ChefStable, aside from dutifully sampling all of the food each restaurant has to offer, is being the data master of the accounting department, keeping all the books in order.