Executive Chef Justin Goerich
As Executive Chef at Zolo Grill, Justin blends his decade plus of culinary experience into seasonal menus full of creative, flavorful Southwestern dishes. Justin began his tenure at Zolo as Sous Chef, where he worked under the guidance of Chef Brett Smith until he took over the reigns as head chef in 2013. Passionate about fresh produce and local farms, Justin loves being out on the farm, preparing freshly harvested produced at sold-out farm dinners throughout the season. A Colorado native, Justin was introduced to the culinary scene at a young age while working at La Chaumiere in his hometown of Pinewood Springs, prompting him to earn his Associates Degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After he honed his craft as a line cook at the renowned Flagstaff House in Boulder, Justin returned to New York to broaden his experience as Executive Chef at Mashomack Fish and Game Reserve in Dutchess County. Eventually he returned to Colorado once and for all and joined the Big Red F family, working as Sous Chef under the guidance of Chef Hosea Rosenberg at Jax Fish House in Boulder before taking on the same role at Zolo. When not in the kitchen, Justin can be found enjoying the outdoors, mountain biking, snowboarding, fishing, running, hiking, canoeing, camping, and most often, chopping firewood to heat his home. Justin resides in Pinewood Springs, where he enjoys relaxing in the mountains with his wife Rebecca and their young son.