CHESTER, Vt. – Anne and Rick Paterno, owners of the Free Range Restaurant in Chester, announced that Chef Jason Tostrup will be joining them as managing partner and executive chef.
“Anne and I could not be more pleased and excited to have someone with Jason’s experience, passion, and creativity joining the Free Range Family”, says Rick Paterno. “This is not only good news for the Free Range, it is great news for our town” added Paterno. Tostrup is a renowned culinary figure in Vermont, who has received numerous accolades both locally and nationally.
Tostrup grew up in Minnesota, where he attended culinary school and ultimately achieved a degree from the University of Wisconsin in hospitality and tourism. He began his culinary career in 1996 in Aspen, Colo. at the Renaissance Restaurant. In 2005, Tostrup moved his family to Vermont. He has received numerous awards and national recognition including Vermont Chef of the Year. Tostrup will join the Free Range team in mid-November.
“Rick and Anne have really created a special place, which I have admired for quite some time,” says Tostrup. “I am honored and excited to partner with them.”
The Free Range is located at 90 the Common “On the Green” in Chester, Vt. For any questions or additional information, please contact Rick Paterno at 802-875-3346.