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Why One Chef Quit His Hotel Job To Run A Food Truck

Chef Shannen Tune talks about the challenges and rewards of owning the Craft Burger Food Truck.

Morning After Burger
The Morning After Burger from the Craft Burger 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)

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