George Gastl Head Chef at The Cache at Ginger and Baker Fort Collins Colorado

George Gastl

Chef, The Cache at Ginger and Baker

George Gastl chose cooking as a career early on. “It’s all I’ve ever done, “ he said. “Aside from maybe mowing lawns and throwing newspapers when I was a kid.”

George graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Arizona then built his skills working in fine dining restaurants and hotels in Denver, Santa Fe and New Orleans, then spent several years cooking in Germany.

“In school, the chefs said you need to work in as many places as you can,” he said. “For a while, I could fit everything in my Bronco so I could pick up and go, learning everything I could food-wise, soaking in different cultures, experiencing new cooking styles and working with great chefs.“

After Germany, George landed back in Fort Collins, leading kitchens in area restaurants and country clubs. He joined the team in The Cache in 2018 and became Chef in the spring of 2019.

George’ s cooking style draws on the amazing flavors of the places he’s been, while making the most of the great Colorado ingredients. “I’d say my style is clean, straightforward, exciting and fresh every day,” he said. “We’re a small batch kitchen, and the team is young, hungry and looking to bring our best food and flavors to the table.”

When not cooking, George spends his time with his wife, their son and dog, Napoleon. He also enjoys playing the bass and listening to music.

His favorite pie? Straight up apple pie with vanilla ice cream.

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