Cafe Roma

Ken Wilshire visits the first locally-owned fine dining restaurant in downtown Cleveland.


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The restaurant business can be tough with long hours and require lots of money and work. But, when you're just out of college, just married and you find a location that's just perfect, sometimes the passion for following your dreams overrides any fear of failure. According to Ken Wilshire, this is the case with a fellow who took the risk and became the first fine dining restaurant owner in downtown Cleveland, TN.

Ken Wilshire joined the Tennessee Crossroads in 2008 with a desire to tell stories about people who have found their passions in life and who would otherwise go unrecognized for their contributions to their community.  Ken began his career at WREG-TV in Memphis, writing, producing and editing news stories, features and documentaries. After leaving Channel 3 he joined Fed Ex in their communications department as a writer/producer and was promoted to the department manager. Ken spent almost 25 years in operations management at FedEx and other Fortune 500 companies.

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