Cafe Society

Part two: Interstate Kitchen + Bar chef Andre Lobato

Andre Lobato Interstate Kitchen + Bar 901 West Tenth Avenue 720-479-8829 www.interstaterestaurant.com

This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Andre Lobato. To read part one of this interview, click here.

Culinary inspirations: Every person who I've had the opportunity to work with and learn from, as well as my mother, who taught me to scramble an egg when I was five.

Greatest accomplishment as a chef: Having the opportunity to open my own place with my brother and best friend so early in my career was really great; not being beholden to someone else is also a great thing. We did this restaurant on our own, with our own vision, and not too many guys my age get to open their own restaurants with no strings attached. Suffice it to say, I'm lucky and fortunate, and the fact that I get to work with my family -- with the people I love -- is pretty cool.