Jim Pittenger : Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs

With offbeat sausages made from reindeer, elk, rattlesnake, the mythical jack-a-lope and more, Jim’s unique take on street food quickly generated local, regional and national attention…


Jayme Henderson : Beverage Team

Jayme Henderson is co-founder of The Storm Cellar, a winery based in Hotchkiss, Colorado. Before she and her husband, Steve Steese, moved from Denver to Colorado’s Western Slope two years ago…


Josh Niernberg : Bin 707 Foodbar, Tacoparty, Dinnerparty Grand Junction

A forth generation Denver Native, Josh began his restaurant career in 1994, working nights while spending his days pursuing a career as a snowboarder, Josh had the opportunity to learn from and cook for some of Denver's most notable restauranteurs and chefs of the time…


Jen Mattioni : Beverage Team

Since moving to Denver in 2008, Jen Mattioni has managed, bartended and served in multiple restaurants—including The Walnut Room, Prohibition, Leña, Mezcal, Central Bistro and Candela Latin Kitchen…


Steve Steese : Beverage Team

Steve Steese has worked in the hospitality industry most of his adult life. During his seven-year tenure at Shanahan’s Steakhouse, he transformed its wine list into one of the most esteemed wine rosters in Denver…


Bryan Jay Redniss : The Rose

A New York native with a self-described troublesome childhood, Bryan Jay Redniss found himself cooking at the age of sixteen during a court-ordered stint at a youth correctional facility.


Chef Duane Walker : consulting Chef of JAX Fish House/Lola Coastal Mexican

Chef Duane Walker never wanted to become a chef. Instead, he had aspirations of becoming a professional snowboarder. To support that habit, he cooked in restaurants in Breckenridge, Colorado, one of which was Café Alpine…


Kevin Grossi : The Regional

Kevin Grossi is a native Michigander and tried-and-true Midwesterner who knew his path from an early age. Following high school graduation, he enrolled in the Schoolcraft College culinary program in Livonia, Michigan…