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Fulfill Your Chef: Jason Harrison of Crimson Maple Catering

Editor’s Take note: The Vail Day by day is showcasing region chefs in a new series termed “Meet Your Chef” so you can learn a little bit a lot more about these building art in the kitchen area. If you’re a nearby chef and would like to be a portion of this collection, you should electronic mail Tricia Swenson ([email protected]) and Sean Naylor ([email protected]).

Q: What is your identify, the place do you prepare dinner and what is your official title?

A: Jason Harrison chef/operator of Crimson Maple Catering

Q: How extended have you lived in the valley and what brought you here?

A: I have been in the Vail Valley for 12 decades. I moved listed here to be the opening Government Chef at 4 Seasons Vail. I begun Crimson Maple Catering 6 years back.

Jason Harrison, chef and owner of Purple Maple Catering, prepares Wagyu beef ribeyes about charcoal at an celebration.
Red Maple Catering/Courtesy picture

Q: When did you 1st comprehend that you preferred to turn out to be a chef?

A: I have been cooking considering that 15. The crew environment even in my initially kitchen was astounding. I was hooked!

Q: Who has influenced you through your culinary journey?

A: I have generally been drawn to these who are passionate about their craft and go in search of culinary activities. Like touring and heading to places to knowledge particular cuisines. For instance, owning Thai food stuff in on a beach in Koh Samui, farm to table Peruvian delicacies in a clay creating at Mil in Cusco, getting incredible coffee at an natural and organic plantation in Kona, items like that.

Harrison produced carbonara risotto with lardon, cured egg yolk, Parmesan broth and micro pea greens.
Purple Maple Catering/Courtesy photo

Q: What’s your most loved spice?

A: Crimson Veined Sorrel

Q: Favourite protein?

A: Osso Bucco, the time and treatment it can take to braise flawlessly will make me content.

Q: Preferred fruits and veggies?

A: For fruit I’d say Mango, for veggie I like white asparagus.

Tuna carpaccio prepared by Jason Harrison, chef and proprietor of Red Maple Catering, with Yuzu vinaigrette, Knapp Ranch greens, shaved carrot, pickled cucumber.
Red Maple Catering/Courtesy photograph

Q: Name your carb: pasta, potatoes, rice, polenta, etc.?

A: Two times Baked Potatoes

Q: What is your favourite comfort and ease food stuff?

A: I have beloved grilled cheese considering the fact that I was a kid … they have just gotten a great deal fancier as I bought more mature.

Purple Maple Catering can up level your delicacies scene, indoors or outdoors.
Pink Maple Catering/Courtesy image

Q: Is there anything at all else about you we really should share?

A: Our menu pays homage to “The Rocky Mountains Reimagined.” I love to put a innovative spin on the wealthy bounty of goods readily available in the Vail Valley and contain earth cuisines in the flavors.