Ashley Shelton

Chef
Ashley Shelton

St. Louis

About Ashley Shelton

Ashley Shelton, executive chef of Pastaria in Clayton, has been named a 2017 James Beard semifinalist for the Rising Star Chef of the Year. She is only the second St. Louis chef to be nominated in the category, after Rick Lewis' nomination in 2014. Shelton calls her cooking style fairly traditional. When she thinks of new dishes at Pastaria, she imagines if she could see herself eating the dish in Italy. But she is also flexible to tweak items as needed to cater to a Midwest palate. Born and raised in St. Louis, she finds that her roots and background in Italian cooking give her an advantage in figuring out what diners want.

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Accolades

  • Best Chef: Midwest Nominee, 2018
    James Beard Foundation

Behind the Scenes

Thank you to all those who
"Thank you to all those who came out and those who helped make last weeks In Bocca dinner a success; Kelly @#classiccooking"
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Thank you to all those who
"Thank you to all those who came out and those who helped make last weeks In Bocca dinner a success; Kelly @#classiccooking"
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Thank you to all those who
"Thank you to all those who came out and those who helped make last weeks In Bocca dinner a success; Kelly @#classiccooking"
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Had a blast kicking off Super
"Had a blast kicking off Super Bowl 🏉 weekend with this Champagne Brunch🍾. #oliveoilcake"
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So excited to be working pasta
"So excited to be working pasta station tonight with this guy!🍝#pastarialuv"
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