MEET THE TEAM

 
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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…

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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…

 
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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…

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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…

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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…

 
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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.

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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…

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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…