Learning from celebrity chef Dean Fearing at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, one of Texas' most historical fine dining restaurants. She then opened and became the Executive Chef at one of Dallas' most popular Asian restaurants, Shinsei. After competing on Top Chef, Casey then settled in San Francisco and traveled the world, learning techniques from places as far as Thailand and Argentina. She became the American Ambassador for an Argentinian Malbec, a brand of Moet-Hennessey, and cooked her way through the Napa Valley learning the art of pairing farmed foods with wines. Casey split her time between the West Coast and Texas. In 2010, she opened Brownstone Restaurant in Fort Worth to critical acclaim. In the spring of 2014, she opened Aveline restaurant and The European bar in the heart of San Francisco. Casey can currently be seen on Better Living's television show, In the Kitch.
The Latest from Casey
'Top Chef All-Stars': Who's Who
18 chefs are back with something to prove. Get to know them again for the first time.
Top Chef Heartthrobs
From Casey Thompson to Ilan Hall, here's a look at the judges and cheftestants that make us swoon.
Best Guest Judge Moment: Star Sous
Casey, Hung, and Dale get Rocco DiSpirito, Michelle Bernstein, and Todd English as sous-chefs.
Moments of Overwhelming Pressure
Top Chef Vets Square Off in 'Healthy Showdown'
Fan favorites face off with $25,000 at stake.