CSU's Aspen Grille is cooking up a storm
Cooking is a pop culture trend du jour, with audiences across the nation devouring a buffet of shows like Top Chef and Iron Chef America. An entirely new communications industry has sprouted up around food in recent years – with magazines, television networks and even feature-length films focusing on gastronomic personalities and pursuits. Tuna casserole is out and steak au poivre is in as suburban families across America mix exotic ingredients and cooking techniques into their weeknight meal plans.
Here at Colorado State University, we have our own “top chef.” Garrett Overlee was recently named the new instructional chef at the Aspen Grille, the university’s student run restaurant located in the Lory Student Center. Overlee is a 2005 graduate of CSU’s Restaurant and Resort Management Program and today’s he’s returned to the university to help the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs get their start in the industry.
CSU Life recently caught up with Overlee while he was prepping food for a special menu at the Aspen Grille - watch the video:
The Aspen Grille is located in the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus. Visit www.sc.colostate.edu/aspen-grille.aspx to learn more or to make a reservation (not required).