Casey Thompson

Quick Facts

HometownFort Worth, TX

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.