At Dissen’s restaurant, The Market Place, signage displays some of the regional farms, creameries, and other food producers where he gets his ingredients.
Global Ties - Under a US Embassy program, in 2016 Dissen traveled to New Zealand, where he cooked alongside celebrity Kiwi chef Annabel Langbein at Le Cordon Bleu in Wellington.
Dissen visited Omved Gardens while in London for the United Nations meeting on Global Food Policy.
Nice Catch - During a trip to Alaska through Seafood Watch, Dissen learned firsthand about sustainable fishing practices.
In 2016, he was honored as a Champion of Change for Sustainable Seafood at the Capitol, shown with former head of NOAA Dr. Jane Lubchenco.
Family Guy - When he isn’t cooking or traveling for work, Dissen enjoys family time at home in the mountains with his wife, Jenny, and their two small children.
The Market Place, in Asheville.
Haymaker in Charlotte.