The Shark on the Harbor
Chefs of The Shark on the Harbor
Owner / Executive Chef Travis Wright
Chef Travis was born and raised in Arlington, VA. He earned a degree in economics at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC - which has come to be known as the "new food capital of the south." After college, Travis pursued restaurant work in this culinary destination, and his future began to form. In 2000, he opened the Shark Restaurant (46th Street, Ocean City, MD) with his family. From the start, his passion for southern flavors was evident in his cooking. In 2008, The Shark relocated to West Ocean City, on the commercial fishing harbor. This location provided Chef Travis with the unique opportunity to meet the local fisherman, and a new culinary path unfolded for him....offering an education in local sourcing and seasonal ingredients. Chef Travis developed a skill for letting available food write his menu, rather than taking the traditional approach of writing a menu, then sourcing food. His confidence with creation grew, and he built a talented team of culinary professionals who share his passion for great food made with real ingredients. His education continues every day – through relationships with local fisherman, farmers, cheese makers and regional cattle farmers. Through the ongoing evolution of his culinary career, his commitment remains consistent – to honor real food with real cooking.
Chef Travis works with a talented and passionate culinary team who help to create our daily menus.
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