Conference Center & Courtyard

Tenant Spotlight: Shindigs

Owner & Executive Chef: Mac Russell

Mac Russell is from Selma, Al. His interest in food began at a young age while cooking with his four aunts, grandmother and mother at their family ranch. After graduating with honors from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, he decided to follow his passion for service/cooking. Chef Russell’s diverse background ranged from time at Culinard, Apicius in Italy, Hot and Hot fish club, Jubilee seafood, Flora-Bama oyster bar & Grill, Standard Bistro, Ross Bridge Resort and a few other consulting projects. Now finally back to his roots in central Alabama, he is getting familiar southern flavors from local farmers and ranchers. These great products will be the basis for which we at Shindigs develop into our healthier fast food. Whether for lunch or a catered event, we will construct habitually comforting dishes that are seemingly innocent yet “spank” your taste buds; hopefully enlivening your fervor for self-sustained foodstuff.

Shindigs will operate SmoothRock Cafe and is the exclusive caterer for SmoothRock Conference Center. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm