Meat the Foothills Team

FOOTHILLS EMPLOYS ONLY THE FINEST PASTURED INDIVIDUALS
Our staff is raised with constant access to forage and without the routine use of antibiotics or added hormones.

Casey McKissick

Casey McKissick

General Manager/Owner/Co-Founder

Casey McKissick has worked in and on local food systems since 1998 in various capacities including agricultural production, supply chain development, processing and distribution, retail and food-service as well as an educator. Casey served as an Agriculture Teacher in public high school for 9 years, as the Local Meat Extension Specialist for NC State University and as a farmer, provate consultant and small business owner. Casey is a proud father of 4 boys (2 by birth, 2 by good luck) and enjoys being at home cooking and spending time with his family.

Dave Kane

Dave Kane

Executive Chef

Dave Kane serves as Executive Chef for Foothills Meats.
Chef Kane brings 14 years of experience in the culinary industry, having most recently served as Chef de Cuisine at Asheville’s Rhubarb since 2013 and, prior to that, at Cucina 24.
Originally from Maryland, Dave spent his early years on the cattle and sheep farm his father managed. Raised by a one-time cowboy father and a lifelong Francophile mother with a deep love of classic French food and cooking, he was instilled with an appreciation for every aspect of the food system.

Joe Penton

Joe Penton

Food Truck Manager

I am from Gettysburg, PA where I was raised on a small farm with my parents and my two brothers. We raised steers for beef and chickens for eggs, so I guess you can say I’ve been eating local meats all my life! I started working for restaurants at 14 and moved my way up the chain and became a sous chef for a local brewery and pub in Harrisburg, PA. I decided to move to Asheville for two of my favorite things in the world; food and beer. I’m excited to be serving up the great meats from Foothills and hope to keep up the great standard of quality that the name keeps!

Dylan Stockman

Dylan Stockman

Commissary Production Tech

I am originally from Washington state. I grew up on a small family 5 acre farm where we grew vegetables and raised small livestock. I came to North Carolina with my wife and 2 boys 2 years ago to enjoy an area similar to Washington, but warmer. My passion is food. I love creating beautiful delicious meals. I believe when you feed someone you are fulfilling a larger purpose in life.

Cindy Warlick

Cindy Warlick

Director of Catering

Cindy grew up in Southern California. She attended culinary school at Los Angeles Trade Technical College where she achieved numerous awards. Upon graduation, Cindy was hired by a prestigious private country club as Executive Sous Chef and later promoted to Food and Beverage Manager.

Cindy relocated to Asheville in 2001 and began working for a national event planning company who produced the largest national touring sustainability event in the United States. As senior sales executive, and top sales person, for nine consecutive years, she achieved certification in wedding planning and raw food preparation.

Ashley Rochester

Ashley Rochester

Logistics

Hello, I’m Ashley. I’m an Asheville native and an UNC-Asheville alumna with a bachelor of arts in oil painting where I specialized in portraits. Cooking has also been a passion of mine which I see as yet another creative outlet in my life. I experiment a lot at home and for family and friends and even serve it in my own hand made pottery.

Kim Dryden

Kim Dryden

Food Truck Cook

My name is Kim Dryden.
I grew up in Eastern NC and have lived in the Asheville area for over 18 years. I love living in Asheville with all the dynamic artists, entrepreneurs, and foodies. I am excited to be a part of Foothills, a company implementing high standards in providing quality meats and serving up delicious food.

Ginger Dermott

Ginger Dermott

Food Truck Cook

My name is Ginger and I’m from coastal Maine and moved to NC to be closer to family. I’m an Organic vegetable farmer, baker, cook and mother. I love to create fresh and delicious food with a farm to table focus.

Noah Bosen

Noah Bosen

Food Truck Cook

My Name is Noah, I’ve been living in the Asheville area for about 15 years now. I was born in a small town in Connecticut, moved to Salt lake city, Utah, and then moved to an island on Hawaii for a few years. After what seemed like a big game of connect the dots across the country we ended up in (what was) little old Asheville. We started a homestead up in the hills of Black Mountain, raised chickens, pigs, goats, ect. I’ve been in the kitchen since the day I was able to work. I love creating wonderful tasting, smelling and especially looking meals. Cooking has been a passion for many years, and I’m always looking for amazing learning experiences with awesome people which is what I’ve found at Foothills.

Simone Landes

Simone Landes

Food Truck Cook

I’m a North Carolina girl for sure! I landed in Asheville around 2004 in search of an off-grid lifestyle: mountains, locally driven, artisans. The Foothills concept represents sustainability; a home where I can spotlight my permaculture mindset. I love food and I love sharing it, it’s a micro-connection to another human, sharing a basic need in an awesome fulfilling way.

Cheers!

Robert Cantrell

Robert Cantrell

Food Truck Cook

In addition to working cooking and serving customers with a smile, Robert is currently pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts at AB Tech and also works as a butchery assistant at The American Pig. Robert loves working with food and honing his culinary skills every day.

Foothills Food Truck

2 Huntsman Place | Asheville, NC 28803
828.606.9372
at Hi-Wire Brewing's Big Top production facility & taproom, just off Biltmore Ave, behind Appalachian Vintner, Standard Pizza, & Biltmore Fitness.

Hours

Sunday 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

About Us

Foothills is a food service company specializing in local and pasture-raised meats for retail and wholesale markets. The core of our business is our food-service arm, which consists of Foothills Food Truck, open daily at Hi-Wire Brewing's Big Top, and our Catering Division, which offers a wide range of menu options for weddings and events of all sizes. Foothills also offers custom butchery, fabrication, sausages and primal cuts for wholesale buyers and home-use. Foothills meats can be purchased in bulk or bi-weekly through our Meat Share CSA program.

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