Passion, Creativity and Purpose
 

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…

ALUMNI

Steven Waters

Steven Waters

Chris Jakubiec

Chris Jakubiec

Chef Elan Wenzel

Chef Elan Wenzel

Mark Dym

Mark Dym

Kendra Anderson

Kendra Anderson

Darrel Truett

Darrel Truett

Ryan Fletter

Ryan Fletter

Dana Rodriguez

Dana Rodriguez

Duane Walker

Duane Walker

Gerard Collier

Gerard Collier

John Depierro

John Depierro

Enrique Socarras

Enrique Socarras

Bryan Dayton

Bryan Dayton

Nadine Donovan

Nadine Donovan

Samm Sherman

Samm Sherman

Alicia Luther

Alicia Luther

Kevin Morrison

Kevin Morrison

Tyler Wiard

Tyler Wiard

Troy Guard

Troy Guard

Carrie Blake

Carrie Blake

Aniedra Nichols

Aniedra Nichols

Jamey Fader

Jamey Fader

Kevin Grossi

Kevin Grossi

Mark M. DeNittis

Mark M. DeNittis

Tyler Wiard

Tyler Wiard

Jenna Johansen

Jenna Johansen

Noah French

Noah French

Brian Laird

Brian Laird

Brandon Biederman

Brandon Biederman

Paul C. Reilly

Paul C. Reilly

Elise Wiggins

Elise Wiggins