Chef Chris Casson, Shamrock Foods Company
Meet Chef Chris Casson
Growing up on an Illinois farm as the youngest of eight children, Chris Casson never dreamed he would one day be a chef…yet looking back, his constant exposure to the outdoors, animals, crops, and family meals served as an excellent foundation for what followed.
Casson went on to graduate in the top five percent of his American Culinary Federation class. It was here that he combined his passion for wholesome ingredients with the classical training he needed to progress to top-rated Colorado restaurants including The Flagstaff House, Restaurant Kevin Taylor, and Ellyington’s in the historic Brown Palace Hotel. Along the way, he entertained famous folks such as Billy Graham, Bruce Springsteen, Ellen DeGeneres, and both Presidents Bush.
It was as a chef that Casson began to develop a relationship with Shamrock Foods Company. For over ten years, he purchased and relied on their high-quality products. Casson worked so closely with the Shamrock Foods team that he decided to join it as the Chef/Produce Specialist. His passion for produce and utilizing fresh ingredients led him to become the Sales and Marketing Manager for Produce soon after.
Markon's brands have been the cornerstone of Casson’s fresh fruit and vegetable program; the strength of their 5-Star Food Safety® Program was what initially convinced him of Markon's superiority within the industry. Their innovation and quality produce has only confirmed their position as a leader. After developing a relationship with the Markon staff and grower-partners, Casson has come to rely on them as the source of the best products available on the market.
Check out Casson’s many informative produce videos on: YouTube/User/ShamrockFresh