6 days ago | Chef and Tell
Move over, spaghetti and meatballs. As a native of Sicily, Francesco Spatola knows there’s more to Italian cuisine than red sauce and pasta. “Sicilian cuisine,” he explains, “is the result of the cultural overlapping of Greek, Spanish, French and ...
13 days ago | Chef and Tell
When I asked veteran restaurateur Dylan Moore what drew him to the kitchen, he echoed a sentiment I’ve heard many times over the years. “I always thought chefs were studs,” he told me. “Part pirate, part rock star, part artist.” The fact that he g...
21 days ago | Chef and Tell
When Ryan Witcher set out on the increasingly well-beaten path that leads from the coasts to Colorado, he did so for the same reasons that I’m here, and maybe why you’re here, too: work and quality of life. “The offer to partner with one of the be...
24 days ago | Chef and Tell
Unlike certain high-profile bakers in Colorado and Oregon, Sam Slade, owner of the recently opened Valhalla Cakes, is clear about one thing: She wouldn’t shy away from making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. In fact, she doesn’t shy away from...
27 days ago | Chef and Tell
Good help is hard to find, and that’s especially true in a booming restaurant scene like Denver’s. But the partners at There, which expanded from Telluride to Denver this spring, are up for the challenge. As head chef Ben Knaus explains, their pla...
1 month ago | Chef and Tell
The restaurant business is a notoriously hard one. The job is physically demanding, hours are long, and shifts fall on nights and weekends, when everyone else is off. Most people wouldn’t call this fun. But Hosea Rosenberg isn’t most people — and ...