Jennifer Jasinski, Executive Chef, and Owner
Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, Euclid Hall Bar, Kitchen, Stoic & Genuine, Ultreia (Denver)
A James Beard Foundation award winner for Best Chef Southwest in 2013 and nominee for Outstanding Chef in 2016, Jasinski opened her first restaurant,
Rioja, in Denver’s Larimer Square to critical acclaim in 2004. Two years later In 2006, she and her business partner acquired Bistro Vendôme, also located on Larimer Square. Other notable openings include Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen in 2010, Stoic & Genuine in 2014 and her newest endeavor, Ultreia, in Union Station. “Chef Jen” was a finalist on the 2013 season of Top Chef Masters and won the Denver Cochon 555 in 2014. She was named 2004 Colorado Chef of the Year and 2005 Western Regional Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation. She lives in Denver with her chef husband Max MacKissock and their dogs.