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New Year Brings New Faces, New Roles!

Posted on Jan 13, 2014

Happy New Year! We are thrilled to introduce you to some new faces and new roles among the family of staff at The Kitchen.


The Kitchen Boulder and Upstairs

We’d like to wish a fond farewell to Mike Elmore who has been with The Kitchen for almost eight years. Mike is on a trip of a lifetime touring Asia and Europe with his girlfriend Hilary, another Kitchen staffer. With his departure, we are very pleased to announce  Geoff Barrett  (pictured to the left) as the new General Manager of The Kitchen Boulder and Upstairs.  Geoff has been with The Kitchen for almost 10 years.


Additionally at The Kitchen Boulder and Upstairs, Jason Hein has stepped into the Assistant GM and Bar Manager role, while Jordan Burghardt is our Upstairs Manager. We’d like to welcome Steve Knapp as the new Chef de Cuisine.


The Kitchen Denver

Over at The Kitchen Denver, Jenni Connally is now a manager and Zach Byers is the new Assistant GM.  In 2013, Kate Kauffman stepped into a new role as the Executive General Manager of The Kitchen restaurants which means that we are now actively hiring a GM for The Kitchen Denver.  Please pass the word!


The Kitchen Next Door

We are pleased to welcome Nick Doyle as the Executive GM of all Next Doors. Nick joins us from Fort Collins, and will oversee the restaurant and its delicious pub food menu in Boulder and the new Next Doors opening this year in Glendale and Union Station.


Anthony “Sal” Salazar is now the Chef de Cuisine of Next Door Glendale, and Dane Frost is Sous Chef. Francesca DeOrio has returned to us as a manager at Next Door Glendale, and Jesse Slaughter will join The Kitchen family as the General Manager.


Colton Wagner has stepped into the Chef de Cuisine role at Next Door Boulder and Ociel Moreno is now Sous Chef. 


Please give a warm welcome and congratulations to these great members of The Kitchen family!


If you are interested in a career at The Kitchen or know of a wonderful candidate, please take a look at our current openings http://thekitchenbistros.com/careers/.