Executive Chef Owner
Sean Kirby is a private chef and lifelong outdoorsman who has called Kansas City his home since 1998.
Starting at the age of 16, Sean worked his way through the ranks of the restaurant industry bussing and waiting tables and later learned the art of tableside cooking at fine dining restaurants around the Midwest. It was clear he possessed a natural talent for front-of-the-house service.
His expertise in cooking and wine pairing grew as he learned from some of the most talented professionals in the industry, including master sommelier Evan Goldstein while working at the Avenue Grill in Denver, CO, and several renowned chefs in Columbia, Springfield, and Kansas City.
In 2003 Sean started a personal chef company that offered weekly packaged meals and catering for small dinner parties, cocktail parties, and weddings. He joined with Chef Shawn Swindle in 2005 to form Catering by Shawn in North Kansas City which provided a wide range of catering services throughout the metro.
Throughout this time, Sean spent countless hours in the woods picking mushrooms, wild greens, and whatever fresh ingredients he could find. He has a passion for the hunt and is proficient in knowing where and when to find some of the best edibles the land has to offer. Sean learned the value of finding locally grown produce and meats and understands the difference that using the freshest ingredients available can make in his creations.
In 2013 Sean brought all of his life-learned skills together and launched “Local Seasons Catering and Events”. His knowledge and respect for nature can be felt and tasted in every thoughtful dish that hits the table. Chef Sean Kirby is very appreciative and proud of the recognition from the industry and all the success of this constantly growing company.