The Thyme Bandit Team
We are Shanna and CT Caster, a newly married couple living in Philadelphia, and we are the Thyme Bandit team. CT is a classically-trained French chef, Shanna likes to make lists, and we are both here to steal time (we actually do pay for the thyme) back for you and your family.
Chef Caster is a graduate of the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College and a Member of the American Personal & Private Chef Association
A note from Chef Caster...
Greetings, and welcome to Thyme Bandit!
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, my most cherished memories were created around the dinner table. It was there that I learned the importance of family and how a good meal, cooked with lots of love, can bring us all closer together. It doesn't matter if it's a simple meatloaf or an elaborate Thanksgiving feast, it is still one of my favorite places in the whole world.
I left Illinois to go to college at Penn State University, where I fell in love with making food for people. I started working in a small sandwich shop, where we served a large number of students looking to eat after a night out. I graduated a with a BS in Energy, Business, and Finance in 2010 with dreams of feeding thousands across the country. Life and business change, however, and in 2012 I moved to Philadelphia with my lovely wife.
After moving to Philadelphia, I enrolled at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, and in 2014 earned an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. For two years I worked for an amazing chef and mentor, Jeff Power, at Detterra Restaurant in Ambler, PA. In the course of my studies and work I have cultivated a passion for delicious fresh food prepared with care, finesse, and most importantly...LOVE!