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Why One Chef Quit His Hotel Job to Run a Food Truck

We meet Shannen Tune, the chef and owner of the Craft Burger Food Truck. Tune was the first Houston participant to win the competition on the Food Network TV show Chopped. He talks about his burgers and why he left a job as an executive chef at a hotel to sweat in a food truck. […]

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We meet Shannen Tune, the chef and owner of the Craft Burger Food Truck. Tune was the first Houston participant to win the competition on the Food Network TV show Chopped.

He talks about his burgers and why he left a job as an executive chef at a hotel to sweat in a food truck.

  • Food from the Craft Burger food truck. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
    Food from the Craft Burger food truck. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
  • Customers line up at the Craft Burger food truck in downtown Houston. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
    Customers line up at the Craft Burger food truck in downtown Houston. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
  • Chef Shannen Tune works inside the Craft Burger food truck. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
    Chef Shannen Tune works inside the Craft Burger food truck. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
  • Burgers on the grill inside the Craft Burger food truck. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
    Burgers on the grill inside the Craft Burger food truck. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
  • Chef Shannen Tune of the Craft Burger food truck serves a customer. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)
    Chef Shannen Tune of the Craft Burger food truck serves a customer. (Photo Credit: Michael Hagerty)

MORE:
Finally! Houston Food Truck Chef Wins Chopped (Houston Press, March 9, 2016)
Fried Chicken with Collard Greens Combination That Won ‘Chopped’ (Fox2 6, March 23, 2016)

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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