Chef Casey Lee Gipson for 1859 Magazine
The Oregon Storytellers project is conceived, written, filmed and photographed by storytelling director and dramatic portrait photographer Andy Batt in his studio in Portland Oregon.
Casey Lee Gipson was raised in Northern California by parents who weren’t exactly foodies but began supporting his culinary ambition at a young age. An ’03 graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Gipson worked for a series of talented chefs in California, Alaska and Hawaii before settling in Portland. Gipson works as the executive chef for the restaurant group Something Grimmer, owned by Aaron and Jessica Grimmer. He heads the company’s food programs at High Noon, CHKCHK, The Picnic House and Barlow.