Wade Schindler

Wade Schindler

Wade Schindler

Executive Chef

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Chef Wade Schindler joined the Cotton Culinary team in 2014 as Executive Chef, where he oversees the menu planning and coordination of catering services for multiple business lines.

Before arriving at Cotton, Chef Wade owned his own catering business, which he started in 1996. During this time, he accumulated an impressive fleet of food trucks and catered a variety of events near and far. His experience in remote catering and his passion for creativity has been instrumental in the development of Cotton Culinary’s capabilities. 

In addition to catering corporate and private events, business dining, and Cotton Logistics’ workforce camps, Cotton Culinary feeds large groups in disaster recovery settings. During emergency response situations, Chef Wade is one of the first members of the Cotton Team to arrive on site. His role is to evaluate the situation and develop a catering plan that can feed all personnel. 

Chef Wade is also heavily involved in the community and leads the participation of Cotton Culinary in charitable events for organizations like MS150, Boys and Girls Club, CASA, and Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. 

Wade Schindler received his Culinary Arts degree from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland.

Significant Projects:

  • 2014 - Texas City “Y” Oil Spill
  • 2017 - Rodeo Best Bites Champion
  • 2017 - Hurricane Harvey
  • 2018 - Florida - Hurricane Michael
  • 2020 - Rodeo Best Bites - People’s Choice Award
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