Kitchen Operations Manager & Chef

Shannon Chasteen

Shannon is a Kitchen Manager and Chef at Blanchet House. A Portland, Oregon native she graduated from Western Culinary Institute and is ProChef Level II Certified.

Her passion for cooking started when she first ventured out on her own and moved into a house with a couple of roommates. As various ingredients showed up at the house, she fell in love with the creative problem-solving that goes into preparing a meal.

“That’s where I learned that cooking was something that gave me a lot of pleasure and I definitely should look into it being an occupation,” Chasteen said. “Do what you love and you’re not really working, I guess.”

Shannon was featured on OPB. Read the story here.