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About Us

Eistir McShane/Executive Chef 

Eistir McShane/Executive Chef 

Nathan Horton/Executive Chef 

Nathan Horton/Executive Chef 

Executive Chefs 

Chef Eistir McShane - Asian, Indian, Latin, Italian, Mediterranean, Hawaiian, American Southern, Chef Eistir can do it all! After being classically trained at ICC in New York City, Chef Eistir has worked from San Francisco to Hawaii and now Asheville, North Carolina. Her unique training has enabled Verbena to be able to serve the worlds cuisine right here in the South! Did we mention she is also Irish?

Chef Nathan Horton - With ten years of experience under his belt, Chef Nathan has banquets and catering all figured out! Unlike most, Chef Nathan is very well versed in the world of dietary restrictions. Whether you are vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, soy free, FODmap, or pescatarian, Chef Nathan can create a unique and delicious menu for any diet. No dietary resctriction? No problem! Chef Nathan makes the best grilled cheese in all of Asheville. 

Emma Hobbs/Catering Sales Manager/Executive Pastry Chef 

Emma Hobbs/Catering Sales Manager/Executive Pastry Chef 

Scarlet Cashion/FOH Manager

Scarlet Cashion/FOH Manager

Executive Pastry Chef & FOH/General Manager

Chef EmmaFor the love of Pastry! Chef Emma's passion without a doubt lies in pastry. Whether it's crafting 6-tier wedding cakes, angry bird grooms cakes, or providing fresh hand made bread for up to 1200 people a day, Emma's love and passion for her work shines through. Classically trained and with over 6 years of professional experience Chef Emma and Verbena can achieve any pastry goal you can imagine! 

“ver-be-na/verbena/ a chiefly American herbaceous plant that bears heads of bright showy flowers, widely cultivated as a garden ornamental.”

”ver-be-na/verbena/ a group of strong headed F&B friends who came together to provide exquisite meals and service, forming their own version of an ornamental garden”
— Verbena Co-Founders

Scarlet Cashion - Scarlet is Verbena's FOH/General Manager. With over 12 years of FOH/Management experience, Scarlet allows Verbena to put on flawless and extraordinary events. She has worked in fast paced Irish Pubs and fine dining restaurants which include: The Inn at the Biltmore Estate and the Lake Lanier Tea House in Landrum, SC. Having worked at Southern Living's "best hotel in the South", Scarlet has created a standard of professionalism and perfection in Verbena Cakes and Catering. This standard comes through in every event we cater, whether its a plated dinner, backyard BBQ or a personal Chef dinner party!