Jason Sheetz is an Atlanta native, growing up right here in Sandy Springs. His love for the area and its neighborhood charm is what drew him back here to open Hammocks Trading Company and Under The Cork Tree.
After graduating from the University of Georgia, Jason began his management career with Chequers Seafood Grill at age 23. Shortly after, he accepted a position managing for the Liberty House Restaurant Group. Working at Atlanta’s highly acclaimed fine dining establishments, Blue Ridge Grill and Bones, Jason gained invaluable knowledge and experience. At 26, Jason took an opportunity to work for Master Chef Tom Catherall, (owner of Here to Serve Restaurants) at Goldfish Restaurant. Catherall moved Jason into the General Manager position quickly. In 2008 Jason became the General Manager at Twist, and then the Area Director for Here to Serve Restaurants in 2010.
While working for Here to Serve, Jason met and immediately befriended Chef William Sigley. They shared a vision: To open a local establishments where guests could sit back and relax while enjoying exceptional service and dine on dishes prepared flawlessly with the freshest ingredients. From this idea, Hammocks Trading Company and Under The Cork Tree were born.
Jason and his wife, Lake, reside in Kennesaw with their two children, Colton and Piper. They all share a love for travel and adventure. Spelunking, hiking and camping are family favorite activities.