Colorado Food Magazine
By Host Brendan Jordan and Members of HRA
Colorado Food MagazineMar 15, 2022
The Colorado Food Magazine - Luis Gurrulo
The Colorado Food Magazine - Luis Gurrulo Welcome to the Colorado Food Magazine YouTube channel, where we embark on a gastronomic adventure that celebrates the vibrant culinary landscape of Colorado. In this special episode, our guest, Luis Gurrulo, shares his inspiring journey of growing up around the kitchen, infused with the love and flavors passed down through generations. Luis takes us back to his childhood, where the heart of his family's home was the kitchen. With vivid storytelling, he shares memories of his grandma, aunties, and mom working their culinary magic, creating mouthwatering dishes that brought the family together. It was in this warm and nurturing environment that Luis developed a deep appreciation for food and its power to connect people. Drawing upon his upbringing, Luis has embarked on an exciting path to become a young entrepreneur in the culinary world. He introduces us to his innovative concept of a ghost kitchen—a culinary venture that operates exclusively for delivery and takeout, creating delectable dishes without the constraints of a traditional brick-and-mortar restaurant. Luis shares his vision for his ghost kitchen, describing how he blends his family's cherished recipes with his own creative twists, resulting in a menu that combines tradition and innovation. He walks us through the process of developing his culinary concepts, sourcing high-quality ingredients, and perfecting the flavors that make his dishes truly remarkable. With his infectious enthusiasm and warm personality, Luis Gurrulo brings the spirit of Colorado's culinary scene to life on the Colorado Food Magazine. His stories and creations inspire viewers to explore their own passion for food, to honor family traditions, and to embrace the ever-evolving landscape of the culinary world. Join us on this mouthwatering adventure as we delve into the fascinating world of Luis Gurrulo's kitchen, where flavors and innovation converge, and where the love of food and family intertwine in a delightful symphony of tastes.
Colorado Food Magazine Podcast - CoArk Collective Food Hall
Welcome to the Colorado Food Magazine podcast presented by the Hispanic Restaurant Association, your ultimate guide to Colorado's rich and diverse culinary landscape. On this episode, our guests Sean and Daniel will take us on a tour of the newly transformed corner of Parker and Arapahoe roads, once a chain-packed no-man's-land but now a culinary destination. Coark Collective, a food hall that opened on January 6, boasts eight vendor stalls, each housing an independently owned local business. CoArk Collective's CEO James Lim drew inspiration from the bustling highways in Korea, where you can find a wide variety of food choices in one spot. From croffles to Korean toast sandwiches, crispy fried chicken, bowls, subs, bibimbap, udon, seafood bowls, and ice cream, Coark Collective's vendors offer an extensive range of culinary treats. You can even enjoy a pottery class by a local artist in a small shop inside the hall. Stay tuned for an exciting journey into the heart of Colorado's food scene!
The Colorado Food Magazine - Vu Tran
Welcome to the Colorado Food Magazine podcast, where we explore the diverse food culture of the Centennial State. On this episode, we welcome Vu Tran, the owner of I Heart Mac and Cheese. As a first-generation American, Vu shares how his parents gave him the courage to pursue his dreams and how their support provided a solid foundation for his success. Vu discusses his leadership style and the importance of supporting the Hispanic community within the restaurant industry. He also emphasizes the value of having multiple mentors to guide one's personal and professional development. Vu's passion for entrepreneurship, relationship building, and leadership is evident as he plans to write several books to share his knowledge with others. Join us as we dive into Vu's journey and his insights into the food and restaurant industry.
The Colorado Food Magazine - Brandon Ho
Welcome to the Colorado Food Magazine podcast presented by the Hispanic Restaurant Association, where we explore the vibrant and diverse culinary scene across the Centennial State. From farm to table, gate to plate, and everything in between, CFM is your go-to destination for all things food-related in Colorado. On this episode, we have a special guest - Brandon Ho. Brandon is a business development professional with a unique story. As a first-generation American whose parents escaped from Vietnam, education was highly valued in his family. Seeking out mentors, Brandon honed his skills and gained valuable knowledge that he now imparts to others as part of the I Heart Mac and Cheese restaurant chain. Join us as we delve into Brandon's journey, his passion for personal growth, and his success in the food industry.
The Colorado Food Magazine - Jensen Cummings
Welcome to the Colorado Food Magazine! In this video, we are thrilled to have Jensen Cummings, an experienced chef and hospitality industry advocate, join us for an in-depth conversation about how the hospitality industry needs to change its culture and build better relationships within the industry, with a focus on employees. Jensen will be sharing his insights and experiences from working in the industry for over two decades, from his early days as a dishwasher at his uncle's restaurant to owning his own restaurant and founding Best Served Creative, Angry Olive a consulting firm that helps restaurants, and businesses build better cultures and stronger relationships. He is also the host of the Best Served Podcast, Restaurant Idea Factory. During our conversation, we'll explore the challenges facing the hospitality industry today, including the high turnover rates and burnout among employees. We'll discuss the need for a more collaborative and inclusive workplace culture that values the contributions of all employees and promotes their well-being. Jensen will share practical tips and strategies for creating a more positive and supportive work environment, including ways to foster a sense of community and connection among staff. Whether you're a chef, restaurateur, or simply someone who loves great food and hospitality, this conversation is a must-watch. So, join us as we dive deep into the world of the hospitality industry with Jensen Cummings in the Colorado Food Magazine.
The Colorado Food Magazine - Chef de Cuisine Mario Viguie.
The Colorado Food Magazine - Chef de Cuisine Mario Viguie. In this exclusive interview with The Colorado Food Magazine, Chef de Cuisine Mario Viguie sits down to discuss his experience as a participant in the Hispanic Top Chef. He shares valuable insights on leadership and how he is incorporating everything he learned from the summit into his team. From the importance of cultural diversity in the kitchen to the role of leadership in the culinary industry, this is a must-watch for anyone interested in the world of professional cooking. Don't miss it!
The Colorado Food Magazine - Chef David Patterson
Get an inside look at the excellence leadership culture at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs with an exclusive interview with Chef Patterson, as featured in Colorado Food Magazine. Chef Patterson shares his insights on how he leads his team to create culinary masterpieces and maintains the high standards of The Broadmoor. Join us as we delve into culinary leadership and learn from the best in the business.
The Colorado Food Magazine - Krista Heinicke PR of The Broadmoor (The Magic of The Broadmoor)
The Colorado Food Magazine - Krista Heinicke PR of The Broadmoor (The Magic of The Broadmoor)
Colorado Food Magazine - Vice President Ann Alba of The Broadmoor (The Magic of The Broadmoor)
Ann's admiration for the Broadmoor Hotel and her passion for hospitality only grew with time. As a teenager, she began working part-time at the hotel, starting at the front desk and gradually exploring various departments, from housekeeping to event management. She soaked up knowledge and experience like a sponge, relishing every opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals who had dedicated their lives to providing exceptional service.
Ann's dedication and commitment did not go unnoticed. The hotel's management recognized her potential and nurtured her talent, offering her opportunities for growth and advancement. Over the years, Ann flourished, climbing the ranks to become the General Manager of the Broadmoor Hotel.
Under Ann's leadership, the Broadmoor Hotel continued to uphold its legacy as a world-class destination. She prioritized maintaining the hotel's historical charm while embracing modern amenities and innovations to enhance the guest experience. Ann's warm and welcoming demeanor, coupled with her meticulous attention to detail, made her a beloved figure among staff and guests alike.
Beyond her role as General Manager, Ann remains deeply connected to the local community. She actively participates in charitable initiatives, supporting causes such as conservation, education, and the arts. Ann's passion for her hometown and the hotel that holds a special place in her heart is palpable in everything she does.
Today, as Ann Alba walks through the corridors of the Broadmoor Hotel, her footsteps echo the legacy of generations who came before her. She continues to inspire a new generation of hospitality professionals, embodying the spirit of the Broadmoor Hotel and ensuring its timeless allure remains intact for years to come.
Colorado Food Magazine Season 2 Finale: Zuri Resendiz, Nick Sanchez, & Richard Sharman
Colorado Food Magazine S2 EP11: Alexandra Morales w/ EatHungryHouse.com
On this week's episode, we sit down with the creator of Denver's fastest growing food-prep businesses, Alexandra Morales with EatHungryHouse.com. She discusses hear life as a young mother as well as starting up her business completely from scratch.
Colorado Food Magazine S2 EP10: Cristal Corall Macias w/ 1stBank Multi-Cultural
On this week's edition of the show, we sit down with the Vice President of the Minority-Cultural Banking branch of 1stBank here in Colorado. Cristal talks about her early life growing up with very hard-working parents where she learned the real value of learned the process to the fullest, where now she aims to extend a helping hand to all minority communities to really give them the true path of progression.
Colorado Food Magazine S2 EP9: Marco Salden w/ Guard and Grace
On this week's edition of the show, we bring on Marco Salden with Guard and Grace, a young chef who tells us about his recent life challenges moving to Colorado during the pandemic and finding a way to adapt and overcome the boundaries in front of him. He is now the executive chef over at Guard and Grace, featuring some of the best premier steaks in the Denver Metro area.
Colorado Food Magazine S2 EP8: Greg Bloom w/ BarbersFarms.com
On this week's edition of the podcast, we bring back our friend Greg Bloom with Barbers Foods & Ranch Fresh Meats to give us some information about another branch to the Barbers-name, BarbersFarms, focused mainly on Colorado grown beans as well as their plant-based meat products.
Colorado Food Magazine S2 EP7: Todd Inglee PT2 w/ CO Beef Council
On this week's episode, we bring back a guest we had on a few weeks back in season two, Todd Inglee with the Colorado Beef Council. Todd discusses the multitude of programs the beef council has to offer to the agricultural community as well as plans for the future with our newborn partnership
Colorado Food Magazine S2 EP6: Josh Mayo w/ Spark 3 Hospitality
Colorado Food Magazine S2 EP5: Antonio Soto w/ Minority Business Office of CO
On this week's episode of CFM, we sit down with the director of the Minority Business Office here in Colorado. Antonio discusses what his organization is about, their path's of progression, and how to look to bring together each aspect of the community for a full-circle economy.
Colorado Food Magazine S2 EP4: Greg Bloom w/ Barbers Foods & Ranch Fresh Meats
On this week's episode of CFM, we sit down with one of our organizations largest supporters, Greg Bloom with Barbers Food and Ranch Fresh Meats. Greg gives the listener an understanding of what both of his companies have to offer as well as an extensive breakdown of the meat industry's process.
Colorado Food Magazine S2 EP3: Todd Inglee w/ CO Beef Council
On this week's episode of CFM, we sit down with the head of one of the largest beef suppliers in the entire nation, Todd Inglee with the Colorado beef Council. Todd discusses his early life, growing up in Golden, CO and on his family's ranch in Evergreen and later gets more into what the CO Beef Council is all about. The sustainability and pure integrity that his company constantly holds themselves to is just a small part of the truly inspiring work their doing throughout the community.
Colorado Food Magazine S2 EP2: Catherine Boxler w/ CO Department of Agriculture
Colorado Food Magazine S2 EP1: Michael Diaz De Leon w/ Bruto Denver
After a long hiatus, the Colorado Food Magazine podcast returns for season two, bringing you everything you need to know about the Colorado cuisine. On the first episode of this season, we were honored to bring on the executive chef and owner of Bruto Denver, Michael Diaz De Leon. He talks about his early life growing up in in El Paso TX and moving to Colorado to find his true passion in food. New episodes coming out every Tuesday!
Colorado Food Magazine - Episode 30 - Carolina Zubiate w/ Uncle (Highlands)
On this Episode we talk with Carolina Zubiate, she is originally from Peru but living in Denver. We get to learn more about her journey, inspiration and leadership with a strong sentiment for help and teach others.
Colorado Food Magazine - Episode 29 - Luis & Daniel Ramirez w/ Ramirez Hospitality Group
On this week's Episode we sit to talk with the two brothers Luis and Daniel Ramirez, Co-CEOs at Ramirez Hospitality Group with brands like Los Dos Potrillos, LDP Cerveceria and Los Dos Express.
Colorado Food Magazine - Episode 28 - Andy McArdle
Colorado Food Magazine - Episode 28 Andy McArdle from Mountain Man Micro Farms https://mtmanfarms.com/ Your one-stop spot to find the best restaurants in Colorado and the way they're run. We will interview some of the most interesting people on the Colorado Food Scene. From Top Chefs, Restaurant Owners to Social Media Food Influencers. Our goal is to bring you the human side and story of those who make the culinary scene such a vibrant community. We are not food critics but Food Enjoyists! We are on Instagram @coloradofoodmagazine, In Spanish @LaDopamina1 (soon to be released). On Facebook, YouTube, and the internet as Colorado Food Magazine. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coloradofoodmagazine/support
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 27: Luis Young w/ Penrose Room at The Broadmoor
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 26: Manny Barella w/ Bellota Denver PART 2
On this week's episode, we sit down with the very first interviewee on Colorado Food Magazine, Chef Manny Barella with Bellota, the Mexican mecca located right next to The Source Hotel on Brighton Boulevard in Downtown Denver. Manny sits down and discusses his partnership with the HRA and his plans to grow the Hispanic Chef's Association into something that's never done before.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 25: Zach Wallace w/ U.S. Marine Corps (USMC)
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 24: Juan & Mario Herrera + Matt McCullough w/ Dee Tacko
On this week's episode, we sit down with the creators of Dee Tacko, a Latin-themed restaurant that recently purchased a new space in the downtown area right off of Champa Street. We take you through the lives of the two brothers behind the concept, Juan and Mario, their initial idea process for creating their restaurant, and the eventual partnership with Matt and Mobcraft Brewery.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 23: Chad Smith w/ U.S. Special Forces
On this week's podcast episode, we sit down with Chad Smith, who served as a Tier 1 Operator at the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and retired United States Special Forces. He brings us along the journey he faced going through his military practices and the pursuit of excellence at a world class level. John and Chad compare both of their experiences in the armed forces to different scenarios that an aspiring chef may face, and how food and breaking bread together across any and all cultures under the harshest of conditions can bring people together.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 22: Jose Avila w/ La Diabla Denver
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 21: Keigh Crespo w/ Dos Abuelas
On this week's episode of the show, we sit down with Chef Keigh Crespo, the owner and creator of Dos Abuelas which is home to some of Colorado's best and only Puerto Rican cuisines that you can get. Chef Keigh talks about her life growing up in South Bronx and discovering her passion for food later on in life.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 20: Pablo Aya w/ Origin Hotel Red Rocks
On this week's episode of the show, we sit down with one of Denver's favorite culinary personalities out there, Chef Pablo Aya with Nomad at the Origin Hotel Red Rocks. Pablo speaks of his life growing up in Columbia and the transition to the United States, as well as what he believes it takes to be a successful restaurant owner.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 19: Zuri Resendiz w/ Shanahan's Steakhouse
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 18: FarmBox Foods
On today's Holiday edition of the podcast, we're extremely excited to bring you a three-part episode with the faces behind FarmBox Foods, the creators of vertical hydroponic farming that's changing the way farmers look to produce their goods. This revolutionary technology is showcase at maximum on our YouTube page.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 17: Nathan Paul Womack w/ Look Out Here I Come
On this weeks edition of the show, we bring on Nathan Paul Womack, the creator of Look Out Here I Come, the garlic and pepper infused olive oil that's taking everyone's condiment game by storm. Nathan comes on to talk about his incredible product and the process t took to coming up with this idea
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 16: Christian Hardigree & Jimi Webb w/ MSU School of Hospitality
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 15: Caleb Benton w/ Prime Cut Talent Partners
On this week's edition of the podcast, we brought on Caleb Benton, a fellow restauranteur who's had his handiwork play big parts all across the Denver food scene. He talks about his come up to working with some very highly coveted chefs as well as what he thinks it takes for a restaurant to run efficiently.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 14: Dana Rodriquez w/ Casa Bonita
After a long pause, CFM is extremely happy to once again bring on one of the most eclectic personalities in the Colorado food scene today, Chef Dana Rodriguez, who was just recent named the newest Executive Chef of the popular Casa Bonita. We brought her on today to talk the interview process, what the future holds as far as the cuisine and general ambience, and what it's like working with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the famous cartoon series South Park and new owners of the restaurant.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 13: Heidi Bendiksen Naples w/ Heidi's Brooklyn Deli
On this week's edition of the podcast, we were able to sit down with one of Colorado's most known names throughout the takeout industry, Heidi Bendikson Naples, the founder of Heidi's Brooklyn Deli. We learned about her childhood growing up in Brooklyn, moving to Colorado and opening that first deli, and the different methods she's had to use to adapt to COVID restrictions to keep themselves a float.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 12: John Jaramillo & Selene Nestor w/ HRA
ON this weeks episode of the podcast, I was able to get an exclusive interview with the founders of the Hispanic Restaurant Association, John Jaramillo and Selene Nestor, to learn about what their goals are in creating this company and what their future look like to them.....
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 11: Simon Dzienis w/ SoldInOneWeekend.com
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 10: Noel & Talia Placensia w/ Kero Peruvian
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 9: Rudolph Elsener w/ Rudy's Catering
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 8: Elan Wenzel w/ Element Knife Company
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 7: Sharif Villa Cruz w/ Mirey
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 6: Dana Rodriguez w/ Super Mega Bien
Coming to you with another bonus episode this week, we were able to sit down with one of Colorado's most distinguished Chef and business owners, Dana Rodriguez. A renowned restaurateur who's leadership, love of community, and vison have helped many people around her. We got in depth about her childhood, come-up in the restaurant world, and the welcoming culture that she's been able to develop in her many endeavors as well as the new mezcal and tequila brands she's creating. You can check her out at any one of her three restaurants, including her newest restaurant Cantina Loca opening up on November 15th in North Denver.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 5: Orlando Benavidez w/ Bits & Pieces
On this weeks episode of the Colorado Food Magazine, we sit down with chef Orlando Benavidez of Bits and Pieces. A winner of Top Taco 2019 at Tope Taco event held at Stanley Market Place. Chef Orlando has his own tortilla line that many of the the 2021 Top Taco winners used in their recipe for success. His Food Truck schedule can be found at www.bitsnpiecescc.com and his contact infromation is also on the site. We highly recommend his uniquely flavored tortillas and street tacos. We loved his passion for helping others and look forward to seeing him grow.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 4: Charles Rivera w/ FNG
Colorado Food Magazine Epsiode 3: Edwin Sandoval w/ Xatrucho Concepts
We interviewed Edwin Sandoval of Xatrucho Concepts, learning what drives him and where he grew up and some of the challenges he overcame to be such a culinary star. Growing up in Honduras, Edwin goes into detail about the 12-year adaptation to the United States and the restaurant industry that he faced when initially moving here. He strives to create his restaurant, Xatrucho, into one of the premier private cooking concepts in CO. He will be a competitor at the Hispanic Top Chef on November 8th, 2021 at Metropolitan State University.
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 2: Yesenia & Danny w/ Denver Food Scene
Colorado Food Magazine Episode 1: Manny Barella w/ Bellota Denver
In this week's episode of the Colorado Food Magazine, we sit down with Manny Barella, the Executive Chef of Bellota Denver and recently appointed as the head of the Hispanic Chef's Association to learn more about his early life and what brought him into the food industry. John with Hispanic Restaurant Association takes an in-depth look at Manny's past in Mexico, his philosophies, and what HRA and the Hispanic Chef's Association has meant to him.