Cafe Society

Jay Leandro, exec chef of Pub 17 on Welton Street, on the Red Baron and fad diets

Jay Leandro Pub 17 on Welton Street 1750 Welton Street hyatt.com/gallery/pub17/index.html 303-295-1117

This is part one of my interview with Jay Leandro, exec chef of Pub 17 on Welton Street; part two of our conversation with run tomorrow.

According to Jay Leandro, it all started with a chicken. "I was nine, maybe ten, and grilling my first chicken, and I remember taking all of the spices out of the cupboard, mixing them all around and going crazy. Oddly enough, it turned out really well," says the 26-year-old chef of Pub 17 on Welton Street, the restaurant inside the Grand Hyatt. "I sort of knew, even that early on, that I really loved cooking."

See also: - Photos: Pub 17, pouring all Colorado beers, opens at the Grand Hyatt Denver - Part one: Denver and Boulder's most quotable chefs - Part two: Denver and Boulder's most quotable chefs

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Lori Midson
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