Courtesy of the Food Network

Kurt Boucher

1608 Uinta Street
Denver, CO 80220

970-379-6542

Qualifications

My formal training is from an accredited culinary university and I’m familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. I have over 25 yrs of experience in restaurants and have trained many young chefs, as well as front of the house management. I rely on my experience and judgment to accomplish goals and perform a variety of complicated tasks. Additionally, I have an excellent knowledge of wine.

Education

 
Johnson & Wales University - 1994 to 1996
Associates Degree in Applied Food Science and Culinary Arts, HACCP Certified
 
  Employment
The Butcher’s Table - 2006 to Present
Chef/ Owner
 
Crust and ZG Grill  - 2005 to 2006       
Chef de Cuisine
·         Managed kitchen staff of 36 employees
·         Oversaw food production
·         Sanitation
·         Ordered food & Inventory in a timely manner
         
Pine Creek Cookhouse - 1989 to 1994 and then 1996 to 2005       
Executive Chef
·         Five-Star Dining Establishment
·         Oversaw kitchen operation of a staff of 25
·         Menu Pricing & Menu Planning
·         Inventory control and Labor control
·         Maintain Food cost between 27% & 32%
Lunch Chef
·         Prepare and schedule daily specials. Cook meals to customer liking
Prep Cook/Grill
·         Grill Entrees and Appetizers, Sauté food
·         Prepare a variety of Salads for salad bar and Brunch
·         Driver/Stock person; picked up deliveries for Pine Creek Cookhouse
·         Stock Inventory by categories
·         Verifying incoming deliveries with packing list
 
Private Chef - 2003
·          Private Chef for Celebrity Don Johnson


Flowered Chives Inc. Catering - 2001 to 2007
Chef/Owner
·         Oversaw & Procured food for catered events from dinner parties of 5 to parties of 500                                      
  References
Available Upon Request

The former longtime Executive Chef of the Pine Creek Cookhouse, a legendary restaurant in the Aspen valley known for its superb dining and exquisite natural setting, and now Owner/Chef of The Butcher’s Table in Salida, CO.

Chef Kurt has been featured in numerous culinary magazines and in nationally syndicated television shows.  He was the challenging chef on the Food Network’s hit show, Iron Chef America, Season 4 that aired on October 7th, 2007.  Becoming the first chef in Colorado to compete on this hit network show; paving the way for culinary recognition the great state of Colorado.

Chef Kurt began his culinary career at the age of 13 working in a Mom & Pop diner in his hometown of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He continued to work in restaurants in the Woonsocket area until he finished high school and then moved to Aspen, Colorado.

Chef Kurt started working at the Cookhouse as a delivery person but soon gained the opportunity to be a line chef.  It was during this time that he decided to pursue a career in the culinary arts.  Kurt completed his culinary training at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I.  After graduating from Johnson & Wales, he returned to the Cookhouse in 1996 as Sous Chef.  The following season he was promoted to Chef de Cuisine and later that same year was made Executive Chef.

It is only natural that Chef Kurt would bring his passion and culinary flare back to an environment that is closest to his heart.  Salida was termed “the sweetly unpretentious town”; what not a better environment to just settle down in and cook. He brings to his restaurant the freshest ingredients that the local valleys of Colorado have to offer and creates menus that showcase wild game and fresh seafood with modern French and Asian flare.  Keeping his vision simple, the food and atmosphere constitute what Kurt has coined "Mountain Gourmet" cuisine.


Competing Chefs on the Iron Chef America program, Kurt Boucher and Bobby Flay. Photo courtesy of The Food Network.

Bravo Fine Catering was founded by Aspen’s long time celebrity chef, Jimmy Nadell. Chef Nadell takes tremendous pride in providing excellence in culinary arts serving the Roaring Fork Valley since 1986. Bravo’s proficient and highly talented team of celebrated chefs and party coordinators will ensure that each event is uniquely arranged with our signature presentations. From carved ice oyster bars to LED light-illuminated sushi towers with live swimming fish to flaming desserts, each event orchestrated by Chef Nadell is an extraordinary culinary experience.

Chef Nadell is the founder and CEO of the United States Chef Association, an educational chef membership association offering chefs several levels of accredited certifications.

Chef Nadell has recruited the finest accomplished chefs from throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, which are assigned to hundreds of Aspen families annually. Chef Nadell is a two time Gold Medal award recipient for his life long dedication to international gastronomy. 

Thank you for your event consideration.

Chef Jimmy Nadell
Bravo Fine Catering, President & CEO
"Wow! What a weekend. Jeff and I are pooped! I cannot tell you what a delight it was getting to know you. You are a warm and wonderful man! We had so many compliments on the service and the AMAZING food! Thank you for all your hard work. Drew and Dillon have shared with us how very happy they are with their wedding evening and how they really enjoyed the wonderful buffet you prepared for their special night. I do believe you may be getting calls from a couple of nervous “mothers of the brides to be.” We will be in touch with you for all our special life events! Once again, thank you! Please tell your staff, it was a pleasure having them service us!"
~ Jeff and Brenda Simonson
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"Our group loved every delicious bite, everyone was most delighted and your chef and his assistant could not have been more wonderful and entertaining - was a great evening for all! I will highly recommend you to our friends in Aspen! Many many thanks and I hope to have another one of your delicious meals soon!"
~ Lisa Weisiger, Aspen, CO