Sixth ‘Denver Five’ Chefs Group Announced

Leading local chefs set to promote Denver’s culinary scene

DenverFive-logoThe Denver FIVE Class of 2013 features yet another crop of talented local chefs who are eager to promote Colorado’s culinary scene to a national foodie audience via FIVE @ Five dinners, an appearance at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and the yearly pilgrimage to New York’s James Beard House in September. Since this is the sixth Denver FIVE group, is it now the Denver THIRTY? DenverFive2013

The 2013 FIVE are Matt Selby, executive chef/partner, The Corner House; Kevin Morrison, chef owner/perator, Pinche Tacos; Ian Kleinman, FIVE’s Mad Genius and chef/creator of The Inventing Room; Jorel Pierce, chef de cuisine, Euclid Hall, and Sean Yontz, executive chef/partner, El Diablo and Sketch. Also, returning as expert beverage professional who will pair the wines and cocktails at each FIVE event is sommelier Jonathan Greschle, Old Major, a “seafood, wine and swine” restaurant,” scheduled to open next month in Lower Highland.

The Denver FIVE is the brainchild of Leigh Sullivan, daughter of a Denver restaurateur and ex-wife of another and restaurant marketing consultant in her own right, who has been instrumental in helping the Denver dining scene get the national recognition she believes it deserves.