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Feeding Phish: How Richmond man became chef to the stars

Posted at 7:41 AM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 07:55:57-04

How Richmonder Jim Hamilton became rock and roll chef to the stars.

RICHMOND, Va. -- When Phish announced it had to reschedule its entire 2020 Summer Tour due to COVID-19, thousands of fans across the country adjusted their plans. Jim Hamilton adjusted his life.

Phish hired the Richmond-based chef as touring chef after meeting him at the band's historic Baker's Dozen run at Madison Square Garden.

No concerts in 2020 meant no need for a touring chef.

But Hamilton decided to get back on the road.

Not with bands but with burritos.

Jim Hamilton, Sous Casa burritos

He launched Sous Casa, delivering frozen burritos to homes in and around Richmond.

On this week's episode of Eat It, Virginia!, Hamilton talks about his new business, his time on the road with some of the world's biggest musical acts, and is extremely patient while Scott (a Phish fan) asks too many fanboy questions.

**Hey Phish fans, the Phish talk gets going around the 29:30 mark.**

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