The Casual Gourmet and The Casual Gourmet Express are owned and operated by the Chase family who have been Cape Codders from the start. In fact, they have traced their ancestry to Thomas Rogers, who came to Cape Cod aboard the Mayflower.
Olive runs the show with more than 30 years of catering and event production experience and some 30 years of restaurant and food service experience prior to that. As the owner and president of The Casual Gourmet, Olive oversees three Express locations, two food service contracts, our main bakery and cafe and a catering operation that plans and hosts more than 100 weddings each year.
In addition to her active role in the Cape Cod community, Olive currently serves as the chair of the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. In the past, Olive has served as a the president of the board of directors for both the Sturigs Charter Public School and Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School. She is a champion of the charter school movement both in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and nationally.
“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” -President John F. Kennedy