Talia Diele- Executive Chef


Chef Talia Diele honed her culinary skills in Florida, Boulder and now Denver, and owns Mangia Mangia Catering, in addition to highlighting a sustainable and responsibly sourced menu at Wayward.


Jorel Pierce, Steward of Food

Euclid Hall, Rioja, Stoic & Genuine, Bistro Vendome, Ultreia

Top Chef contestant Jorel Pierce is a Denver native that keeps rising to culinary glory. With a bevy of praise following him we can’t wait to see this two time James Beard Award nominee at CineCHEF’s table.


Zuri Resendiz, Executive Sous Chef


Honored as one of Zagat’s “30 under 30”, Chef Zuri Resendi chalks up his success to his creativity, curiosity, and passion for making great plates.


Brendan Scott, Chef

Charcoal Bistro Wash Park

Chef Brendan Scott is an up and coming national award winning culinary innovator and has already worked for various Michelin Star restaurants nationwide this early in his career.



Michael Gibney, Executive Chef/Partner


Chef Michael Gibney is an acclaimed author who transferred from the Culinary Capital of New York to revolutionize Boulder’s food scene.

Bradford Heap, Executive Chef/Owner

Wild Standard, SALT the Bistro, Colterra

An undeniable force in the Boulder food scene and former CineCHEF winner, Chef Bradford Heap pushes for sustainable practices in the food industry. A ruthless visionary, Bradford worked in several Michelin Star Restaurants

Kevin Kidd, Executive Chef/Owner

24 Carrot Bistro (Erie)

Chef Kevin Kidd returns from a fresh win at last year’s CineCHEF. Kevin studied under some of the best chefs in Boulder, and approaches every challenge of farm to table like a true champion.


Eric Skokan- Executive Chef/Farmer

Black Cat Bistro, Bramble & Hare, Black Cat Farm

Chef Eric Skokan is a James Beard Award nominee and has one of the largest farm to table enterprises in the country.