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Corner Kitchen was founded by Natalie and Jack Skilliter, a husband and wife team, in 2015. It is the incarnation of their personal style, sensibility, and taste. This "finer diner" showcases their passion for flavor, their commitment to excellence, and their genuine dedication to community.
Yet they say opening a restaurant is one of the toughest businesses to start. Natalie and Jack know this journey well. From long hours and late nights to hands-on management, coordinating dozens of details, crafting the right dining experience and working with their spouse, they will share their story of opening and growing Corner Kitchen in Dayton's Oregon District.
AND it's Female Founder month. Whether you're a female founder, you want to get into the food business, or you are working in your family's business, our May will have loads of insight to share.
General Manager & Chef
Natalie is Corner Kitchen's Co-Founder and General Manager. Jack is Co-Founder and Chef. Together, this dynamic duo is changing the nature of dining and community in Dayton.
Jack Skilliter is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. Jack has earned his Level 3 Advanced Certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Most recently he was the Executive Chef at the Dayton Racquet Club.
Natalie Skilliter also holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University. She worked in a variety of roles including Director of Catering and General Manager in restaurants located in Manhattan, Rhinebeck (NY), and Washington, D.C.