Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Meet the All Stars - Casey Thompson

Some say she helped Carla Hall lose the Season 5 finale, but that's old news! Casey made it all the way to her season's Aspen finale, competing against Dale Levitski and eventual winner Hung Huynh. Damn the altitude!

Learning from celebrity chef Dean Fearing at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Casey worked her way up from prep cook to Sous Chef before leaving to accept the Executive Chef position at one of Dallas’ most popular Asian restaurants, Shinsei. Following her role at Shinsei, Thompson settled in San Francisco and spent time traveling the world, learning techniques and presentations from places as far as Thailand and Argentina. Her experiences have allowed her to prepare unique dining events for groups and private dinners. She has worked with many of the most well known wineries in the Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast. Casey returned to Texas in 2010 to serve as Executive Chef of Brownstone Restaurant & Lounge in Fort Worth. In addition to her duties at Brownstone, Casey serves as the spokesperson for Terrazas wine, a brand of Moet-Hennessey. She also participates in culinary events for Ghost Horse winery and serves as a culinary ambassador for the Bay Area Red Cross.

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