“I started working in kitchens as early as possible. I started cleaning kitchens. Then I moved to salads and cold prep. From there, I moved to hot prep and eventually to line cook. For a long time, I was a sous chef, then executive chef.”

Now, Shawn Brown is the Executive Chef of The Table at the Inner Banks Inn.

He’s cooked for presidential candidates, governors’ dinners, celebrities, and now he’s bringing his decades of experience in fine dining to The Table. 

Shawn Brown is a man of extraordinary talents, and we are so excited to have a man with his experience, vision, and chops serving our guests at the Inner Banks Inn.

The menu he’s prepared and the attention to detail that goes into his food is truly exceptional. 

Shawn brings a “southern/french fusion” menu to The Table in an exciting mix of appetizers, salads, soups, and entrees

that combines the best of traditional southern cuisine with timeless french technique.

Extensive local connections mean better food.

With Shawn, The Table is placing an even higher priority on sourcing all our ingredients from fresh and local sources.

The seasonal menu prioritizes fresh, in-season local produce combined with clean, additive-free meat and dairy.

Shawn’s food isn’t just elegant and delicious. It is also socially and environmentally conscious.

This is why we are so excited to have Shawn with us at The Table.

Right now, you can experience Shawn’s incredible talents with a Thanksgiving-themed tasting menu.


Enjoy a 5-course PRIX FIXE or 7-course chef’s tasting dinner for a limited time.

Call 252-482-3641 today to make your reservation and experience Executive Chef Shawn Brown’s culinary surprises at The Table.