Executive Chef Cotton CulinaryEmail Wade Schindler
Chef Wade Schindler spent many years running his own successful catering business – Party Thyme Catering out of Columbus, TX – prior to joining Cotton Culinary. The youngest of six kids from Columbus, he always enjoyed family style meals growing up and recalls his granny dragging him into the kitchen to help her bake bread and kolaches. After graduating from Western Culinary in Portland, and working in several major cities, the comforts, securities, and familiarities of small town living drew him back to his roots.
In 1996, Schindler embarked on entrepreneurship by selling breakfast tacos from a single cooler on wheels. His business grew and prospered as a result of his unwavering energy and passion for food. A self-described “maverick” in the culinary world, Schindler would do it all: cooking, cleaning, serving; whatever it took to get the job done for his clients. He built up an impressive truck fleet over the years allowing him the flexibility to cater a variety of events, large to small, near and far. Now Executive Chef with Cotton Culinary, Schindler has a full team of chefs and catering staff and gets to show off his creativity while focusing on menu planning and coordination of catering services for multiple business lines.
The proud father of two sons and a daughter, Schindler resides with his children in Columbus, Texas.