Our Story

Dan Shouvlin

Dan Shouvlin was raised in Springfield, Ohio. After attending The University of Notre Dame, his first job was at TGI Friday’s. From there he moved on other rapidly expanding restaurant companies; Chi Chi’s, Olive Garden, to name a couple. He was transferred to Pinellas County in the mid ’80s. Once here he acquired ownership in several restaurants. Over 6 years ago he joined Michael “Frenchy” Preston to open the financially and critically successful Clear Sky Cafe on Clearwater Beach.

Dan’s expertise and his track-record in the restaurant industry made him a valuable asset that Preston couldn’t resist. Dan was named, CEO of Preston’s 35-year-old restaurant dynasty. They have just opened two new restaurants in Dunedin: “Frenchy’s Outpost” on Dunedin causeway and “Clear Sky Draught Haus” on Main St. Both restaurants have done well since opening. He has opened a new restaurant in downtown Clearwater Cleveland Street District, across from The Capitol Theater called Clear Sky on Cleveland “Global Bistro” July of 2017. This brings a culinary experience with a world class menu and unique decor to downtown.

Dan serves as a board member on local charitable and civic organizations. He is happy to call this area home and firmly believes that it is important to invest time and money, depending on each individuals’ resources, to make this area an even better place to live.

Chef Bobby Shirley

Born and raised in Pinellas County, Florida and graduated from the Academy of Culinary Art in 2000. For the past 20 years he has enjoyed working in many different restaurants and training under talented chefs, such as Chef Chris Ponte owner and chef of Cafe Ponte. He has been the resident Chef at Clearsky Restaurants for the past 8 years. He has won many cooking awards.

“My passion for food is what allows me to chase my dreams”. ~ Chef Bobby Shirley

Community Involvement

Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce | Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce | Clearwater Marine Aquarium | Friends of Art –

Artistic Tastings-Donation to Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce & Clearwater Arts Foundation | Martini & Matese-Art Foundation

Restaurant Week-Donation to Clearwater Aquarium | RCS Food Bank-Ongoing community service | National Information Officers Association

Community Schools-Clearwater, Palm Harbor-Continued donations for specified events | St Celia School | UParc | Big Brothers/Sisters

Clearwater Library | Loving Pet Care | Morning Star School