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Jennifer Jasinski

Chef Jennifer Jasinski

Winner, James Beard Foundation Awards "Best Chef: Southwest", 2013

Semi-Finalist, James Beard Foundation Awards "Outstanding Chef", 2016

Chef/Co-Owner, Crafted Concept Restaurants, Denver, CO


A James Beard Foundation award-winner for Best Chef Southwest in 2013, Jasinski opened her first restaurant, Rioja, in Denver’s Historic Larimer Square to critical acclaim in 2004, featuring a menu inspired by Mediterranean ingredients and influenced by local and seasonal products. She and business partner Beth Gruitch acquired Bistro Vendôme, a French bistro across the street from Rioja in 2006 and opened Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen just around the corner in 2010. Chef Jen was named 2004 Colorado Chef of the Year and 2005 Western Regional Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation

Rioja is consistently listed among Denver’s top restaurants by The Denver Post, 5280 Magazine, and the Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Guide. Jasinski has been named Best New Chef, Rising Star, Best Chef and more in Denver Magazine, Restaurant Hospitality, Nation’s Restaurant News, The Denver Post, and 5280 Magazine. In 2007, she was the Jean Yancey award winner in the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business awards. Jasinski’s impressive restaurant credits include stints at Wolfgang Puck restaurants including Postrio, San Francisco; Spago, Las Vegas, Malibu; Spago, Chicago; and corporate chef at Wolfgang Puck Food Company. 

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Crafted Concepts Restaurant Group

Crafted Concepts | Jennifer Jasinski

Crafted Concept Restaurants own and operate restaurants throughout Denver, Colorado, inspired by championing local farms and purveyors through visionary concepts. The lauded chef and restaurateur behind the group is this month’s Featured Chef, Jennifer Jasinski - a leader in drawing attention to Denver’s culinary scene and developing concepts that are both unique and familiar. With four restaurants under her belt and a James Beard Award to her name, it’s no wonder why she is considered the city’s best chef and one that we’re inspired to collaborate with.

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