September 16, 2022
by Tiffany Ken
Isn't it cool that social media gives us an opportunity to follow not only our favorite local restaurants with seasonal food menu and latest trendy eats but also those who have culinary secrets behind the food on your plate - chefs. Here is a list of five most seasoned and inspirational chefs in Denver you should follow:
Passionate for American cuisine Carrie Baid is the owner of the amazing breakfast spot The Fox and The Hen and Culinary Director of the Tap and Burger Community Eatery. With extensive cooking skills Carrie creates great food combinations carefully sourcing local ingredients. Mouth is watering just by looking at chef's Instagram feed.
Alex Seidel is not only Denver but the whole Colorado star chef. A semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef, Alex was named Chef of the Year in 2009 by Denver Magazine. He owns Fruition Farms and several restaurants such as Fruition, Chook Charcoal Chicken, Fudmill, Mercantile Dining and Provision. Alex's Colorado food empire enables us to taste farm-to-table food with local, truly delicious and fresh ingredients.
James Beard Winner 2013 and Top Chef Masters Finalist, Jennifer Jasinski owns several restaurants including Rioja with Mediterranean ingredient-driven cuisine, Bistro Vendome with French cuisine, Stoic and Genuine with seafood and oysters and Ultreia with paella catering. You should definitely try her hand-made pastas including ricotta gnocchi, white truffle tortelloni and sourdough tagliatelle which really stands out. Look what a beautiful, fresh and live Instagram feed with an inside look at menu development she has.
Are you ready to try the best Mexican street food in the city and drink some tequila and mezcal? Then you have to know Dana Rodriquez, owner of the Work and Class, Super Mega Bien and Cantina Loca. She is one of the best local chefs, a balanced manager and an inspiring leader. She invites you to taste the beef barbacoa tacos and different snacks with tequila-based Vincent Man-Gogh with mango and chile. Check her Instagram profile where she shares her stories, achievements, media publications and events in restaurants.
Cody Cheetham is famous for his 20-ish layer lasagna with thin ribbons of pasta in Tavernetta restaurant. Actually. you would love to try every single dish on the chef's pan-regional menu including focaccia, spaghetti pomodoro, caponata or pollo girarrosto which is fennel-rubbed rotisserie chicken and earthy tiramisu for dessert. He was nominated for the Best Chef, Mountain category by the James Beard Foundation Awards 2022.