Jason Dady

Best Chef in San Antonio by San Antonio Current and San Antonio Magazine

James Beard Semifinalist

40 Under 40 Rising Star by the San Antonio Business Journal

Rising Star Restauranteur Award from

Chef of the Year Tastemaker Award from CultureMap

Top 50 in the World by Texas Monthly for Two Bros


Hosea Rosenberg

2009 Winner of “Top Chef” Season 5

Best Chef Denver International Wine Festival

Guest Chef at the James Beard House

Recognized by the United States Small Business Administration as a business owner inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit of the nation 



Caroline Glover

2019 Food & Wine Best New Chef

2019 James Beard nomination for Best Chef: Southwest

2017 Bon Appétit Best Restaurants in the Country for annette

25 Best Restaurants list every year since opening


Kelly Whitaker

2019 James Beard nomination for Best Chef: Southwest

2016 Denver Eater Chef of the Year (twice earned this recognition)

2016 #2 on “Denver’s 25 Best Restaurants” for Basta

2014 “Heart of the Collaborative” from Chefs Collaborative


Eric Skokan

2017 James Beard nomination for Best Chef: Southwest

2014 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Award for Best American Cookbook: Farm, Fork, Food: A Year of Spectacular Recipes Inspired by Black Cat Farm


Daniel Asher

Certified Raw Foods Chef from the Living Light Culinary Institute in California

Executive Chef/Partner: River and Woods | Ash’Kara | Mother Tongue | Working Title | Tributary Food Hall

Chef/Founder: EcoChef Culinary

US Chef Ambassador for Albert Bartlett

Co-chair for the Chefs Collaborative Colorado Chapter

2018 Fine Dining Chef of the Year – United Fresh Produce Association

2015 Culinary Philanthropist – Colorado Restaurant Association


Will and Coral Frischkorn

Owners of Cured 

Chef, Culinary Director

Patrick Ayres

Culinary Director at the Steamboat Food & Wine Festival

Executive Sous Chef at the James Beard Award-winning Canlis Restaurant from 2010 until 2013

Executive Chef at High Lonesome Ranch


Laura Posiak

GM of Mambo Italiano

Facilitates butchery education and curriculum at Colorado Mountain College

Developer of ethical and sustainable meat consumption programs


Tajahi Cooke

Operator and Partner of Mother Tongue with Dine and Dash Group

Knife Forging

Heather Haas

2016 Bartender of the Year


Chris Richardson

Private Chef

Chef Instructor for Colorado Mountain College’s Steamboat Campus

Marketing Coordinator and Catering Supervisor for Sodexo

Culinary Consultant for local and national brands


Joe Campell

Executive Chef of Mambo 

Co-founder and Executive Chef of Bésame


Mark Stanford

1st Place, Peoples Choice, Knob Creek “Repeal Day” Old Fashioned Competition in Denver, CO 2017 

Finalist in Tuaca’s Colorado’s “Bartender’s Cup”

Regional Semi-Finalist Herradura Tequila’s “Bar Legends” Competition

Regional Semi-Finalist in HeavenHill Distilleries “Bartender of the Year” Competition 

Master Sommelier

Laura Williamson

2005 Master Sommelier Diploma

An active member of the Court of Master Sommeliers, the grading body for aspiring candidates 

Certified Wine Educator 

Master Sommelier

Sally Mohr

Master Sommelier – Second Woman in US to receive distinction

2009 Advanced Sake Professional

2018 Level 3 Sake Educator


Jon Schlegel

Co-Founder of Snooze A.M. Eatery

Founder of Attimo Wines

Culinary Expert

Jess Guarnero

Program Director for Colorado Mountain College’s Restaurant & Culinary Management program


Stay tuned for 2020 Talent!