Dan Witherspoon

Chef Dan Witherspoon is the Director and Executive Chef of The Witherspoon Group, Inc., the parent company of The Gourmet Spoon and The Seasoned Chef Cooking School. He is one of Denver’s premier culinary instructors for recreational cooks.

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Elise Wiggins

Panzano’s Executive Chef Elise Wiggins knew she wanted to be a chef from an early age, even if she wasn’t sure exactly what that meant. Leading the culinary efforts at Panzano in downtown Denver, Wiggins cooks and makes people happy-locals and visitors alike.

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Carrie Shores

According to the Table 6 website, Carrie Shores has been at Table 6 for six years now, four of those years as the sous chef. Her cooking style is “keep it simple, and don’t over do it”, flavors should be recognizable.

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Lee Clayton Roper

Lee Clayton Roper is a cookbook author, cooking class instructor, public speaker and TV personality. She was inspired by her mother Sally’s love of cooking and entertaining to gather friends and family together for great meals, laughter and conversation.

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Jon Robbins

Executive Chef Jon Robbins, recently Chef de Cuisine at Mizuna, is opening his own hot, new supper club named the Gypsy Kitchen – based on the traveling chefs and multiple cuisines that each has mastered from their impressive stints around the world, including Paris, Africa, Spain, the Virgin Islands and New York City.

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Tim Murphy

Chef Tim Murphy, formerly of Luca D’Italia, Frank Bonnano’s exquisite Italian gem, listed as one of the Top Italian restaurants in the Western United States, is now the Executive Chef of Russell’s Steakhouse.

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Kevin Morrison

Prior to opening Pinche Taqueria in 2010, Kevin Morrison was the founder of Red Tomato Specialty Produce. Red Tomato served the independent upscale restaurant industry in Denver from 1995-2000, when Kevin sold the company to his operations manager.

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Kyle Mendenhall

Award winning Executive Chef Kyle Mendenhall, of The Kitchen – an absolute gem and standing culinary highlight in the “Nation’s Foodiest City” of Boulder, (as listed by Bon Appetite magazine), is bringing us his expertise and fresh, Farm-to-Table philosophy in this not-to-miss class.

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Devin Lamma

Chef Devin Lamma, a native of Virginia, has lived in Colorado for ten years. He combines over 20 years of food industry experience with a degree in education to inspire others about cooking. Influenced by Thomas Keller, Michael Pollan and Anthony Bourdain.

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Ian Kleinman

Kitchen Magician, Chef Ian Kleinman, is a Colorado native who has been cooking in some of the state’s most beloved restaurants since he was a boy. The critically acclaimed chef and member of the Colorado Institute Hall of Fame.

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Shellie Kark

Chef Shellie Kark is a 15-year culinary connoisseur, a skilled chef and trained educator, and shares her kitchen vigor and prowess with amateur home cooks, seasoned chefs and everyone in between.

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Jeremy Kittelson

Jeremy is a chef with one very impressive background. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu’s Scottsdale Culinary Institute, he headed to Chicago and landed in the kitchen of one of the most revered chefs in the world, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, of Vong and Charlie Trotter’s.

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Keith Jones

Chef Keith Jones, “The Champagne Chef” with the big personality, feeds all the senses while sharing twenty-three years of culinary artistry and chef’s secrets through his “Eatertainment” presentations.

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Cathy Harokopis

Chef Cathy Harokopis is an extremely accomplished cook who lives in Laramie, Wyoming. Feeling the need to get out of the house after her husband retired 12 years ago, she attended the techniques series at the Culinary School of the Rockies in Boulder, where she first met Chef Dan Witherspoon, her culinary mentor.

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Noah French

Pastry Chef Noah French, of Troy Guard’s award-winning Tag, Tag Raw Bar and Tag Burger Bar, has now become co-owner of one of Guard’s new ventures, the Sugar Mill, a bakery/dessert bar concept, opening this Fall in the Ballpark District.

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Austin Cueto

Austin Cueto, Executive Chef of the acclaimed Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group, including Restaurant Kevin Taylor, has been overseeing culinary operations since 2009. Austin studied at the school of culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University, Denver, CO.

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Tom Coohill

Nationally recognized Executive Chef Tom Coohill, of the award-winning, French LoDo hotspot, Coohills, has been a chef since he was 17 years old, has been trained by some of the finest chefs in the world and cooked in some of the most illustrious kitchens in the country.

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Eric Cimino

Luca d’Italia executive chef Eric Cimino lives to serve. While an interest in human behavior and helping others led Cimino to earn a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in psychology, his innate mission to make people happy found ground while working in hospitality.

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John Broening

John Broening grew up in France, the Soviet Union, and Portugal, where his father was a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press. He graduated from Haverford College in 1987 with a degree in English Literature.

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Brandon Biederman

Brandon Biederman was born and raised outside Chicago, Illinois. His culinary career began at age 13, working as a prep cook at a local steak house. Brandon attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he earned his degree in Hotel Restaurant Management.

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