The knife does more of the work when julienning vegetables.
Casey Thompson is a self-taught, chef originally from Cedar Hill, Texas. As a Dallas resident, she opened Shinsei Restaurant as executive chef where she used traditional asian influences in her cooking. Her favorite summer dish is grilled burger. It is summer in a sandwich. She considers tartare the most romantic dish because it is raw, risky, ice cold and delicious.
Casey became known as one of fifteen contestants vying for top prize on the reality cooking show, Top Chef. She was chosen as Fan Favorite on season 3, as well as becoming the runner-up for the finale.
Following that, she moved to San Francisco to attain even more skills as a chef. For three years, she worked for various wineries in Napa. She was assigned as US Ambassador for Terrazas de los Andes, a Moet-Hennessey brand. In 2011, she returned to the Emmy winning series on the 8th season of Top Chef. She was eliminated on the fifth episode of the series, when her dish, Chinese Chicken Feet and Scallion Pancake, didn't make the cut.
When first working in the kitchen I remember seeing Messermeister knives in the
hands of other chefs. I now know why. When I started using Messermeister, my first chef's knife, I fell in love with the weight, balance and sharpness.