Chef Casey Thompson, a native Texan, spearheads a number of culinary endeavors: three-time Bravo “Top Chef” competitor, culinary consultant for California wineries, international wine ambassador, food-centric world traveler, and, of course, chef, for concepts on the West Coast.
In 2007, Bravo network approached Thompson to appear on “Top Chef” season three, which she finished as runner-up and fan favorite. She came back to the hit show for its eighth season, “Top Chef: All-Stars,” and graces the show again for season 14, filmed in Charleston, SC. She has also judged the Emmy nominated Top Chef Junior.
Casey cooks for events in the Napa Valley with her private dining business Chef Casey Thompson as well as representing brands, charities and appearing on culinary networks. Lately, she is working on her own restaurant project, Georgette in the town of Sonoma, California. It is slated to open in the fall of 2020. In addition to Georgette, Casey is the Director of business development for Sonoma’s Best Brands.
With culinary projects sprinkled across the country, Thompson roots herself in California’s Napa Valley, where her husband, Michael DeSantis, owns, makes, and operates Harumph Wines.