Meet the Chef
Chef Jon was honored to be the keynote speaker this month at Escoffier Culinary School's fall commencement exercises! Click here to view his speech (He is introduced at 9:12 in the video).
After graduating from what is now known as Escoffier almost two decades ago, Chef Jon Caton worked across the country building a successful and versatile career in the hospitality industry.
For the first 15 years of his career, Chef Jon worked his way through various kitchens, spanning French, Southern, and Italian cuisines as a Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef and eventually Executive Chef. In 2010, he foraged into entrepreneurialism with Pot Kettle Black food truck, recognized as one of America’s top food trucks by The Daily Meal. With Pot Kettle Black, Chef Jon pioneered Bonnaroo’s “Food Truck Oasis” which served over 100k people in four days. He also built a stellar wedding and movie production catering reputation in the Charleston, South Carolina area.
After returning to Colorado, Chef Jon decided it was time for a brick and mortar establishment.
In 2014, he launched Graze Catering and Events, which has proven to be the culmination of his career. Graze's "dual kitchen" not only modernizes the tired image of the corporate cafeteria into an upscale eatery but it also grew to be Interlocken's premier corporate catering company.
Along with the continued success of Graze Corporate Catering--which now has catered events statewide and served up to 1000 people. Additionally, Chef Jon was asked to join the Advisory Board for his Alma Mater, the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, to help influence the industry's bourgeoning, top culinary talent.