On the Menu
Dish: Casena Fusion 3939
Santa Maria Tri-Tip, served with sweet charred corn casserole & cherry tomato chimichurri.
Wine Pairing: 2012 Casena, Barking Rocks Winery | Granbury
The Fusion Table | Granbury, TX
Chef Courtney was born in Tyler, TX and spent her childhood in Canton, TX. Surrounded by East Texas farm fresh produce and raised by an avid hunting family Chef Courtney developed a passion for cooking and food at an early age. In 1997 Courtney moved to Irving, TX where she attended high school and started experimental cooking and entertaining friends, family and neighbors. During the summer of 1998 Chef Courtney traveled with her mother on business doing site visits at multiple restaurants and venues around the United States. Chef Courtney’s desire to learn the culinary lifestyle began at a private tasting in the kitchen of The French Laundry with Chef Thomas Keller, Napa Valley, CA.
In the same year Chef Courtney applied for a position with Razzoo’s Corporation and was on the opening team at the Irving, TX location. On her eighteenth birthday Chef Courtney was promoted into bar management and then went on to spend eight weeks of training in front of the house and back of the house operations. Chef Courtney completed her food managers course and took on the additional role as Catering and Events Manager.
Chef Courtney relocated to Oceanside, CA with her husband in 2002 where entrepreneurship opportunities and coastal markets vendors were abundant. Leaving the commercial kitchen and taking her skills and knowledge into the private sector was her desire. Chef Courtney broadened her self-studies to expand her knowledge of global cuisine with a focus on Baja and Latin fare and began entertaining and catering for friends, special events, locals and tourists.
In 2014 Chef Courtney relocated inland to Temecula, CA and launched the Fusion Table. Specializing in Chef Services, On-Site Catering and Craft Bar Services, Chef Courtney built a steady clientele of locals and tourists supporting her passion and crafts. Professional growth continued as Chef Courtney developed customized menus and events for clients focused on their vision to showcase their culture, background or themed special occasion. The demand for requested services naturally created a need for additional assets. Chef Courtney began hiring and developing a small staff of kitchen assistants, servers, stylists and mixologist. With her team and network Chef Courtney became a premier vendor for clients at vacation homes, private residences, wineries and event venues throughout Temecula Valley Wine Country.
Chef Courtney has been married to her high school sweetheart for fifteen years. In January of 2018 they came back to Texas and chose Granbury as their new home. Courtney is a mother of three amazing children and is driven by her heart for family, friends, food and fun. Chef Courtney is looking forward to sharing her experiences, new concepts and fresh, artisan food on tables in her new community.